“they're brilliant but is it enough for olympic gold?! -- they've done it! the comeback is complete for tessa virtue and scott moir!"
eurosport after free dance

2018 olympic montages



They [Tessa and Scott] simply emerged as the most beloved, awesome, popular, photogenic and intriguing athletes of these Games, top-of-the-charts story ’round the planet after their spirited, sensual free dance “Moulin Rouge” routine lifted them to glory over rival training mates Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France. Social media went bonkers, not just over the couple’s splendid performance — a world record in the short dance — but with endless speculation about the true nature of their relationship. Are they lovers or are they not? Suddenly that was everybody’s business. Inquiring minds demanded to know. ...
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the faces of the Pyeongchang Games

2018 olympics - videos

featured: team - free dance (fancam 2)


individual short dance

short dance (fan cam)
short dance (cbc)
short dance (rai)

individual free dance

free dance (fan cam 1)
free dance (fan cam 2)
free dance (fan cam 3)
free dance (fan cam 4)
free dance (cbc)
free dance (fan cam 5)
free dance (olympic channel)
free dance (bbc)

team short dance

highligts from team shorts (cbc)
team short dance (cbc)

team free dance

free dance (cbc)
free dance (fan cam)
free dance (fan cam 2)

gala

gala skate (cbc)
gala skate (cbc on youtube)
gala (fan cam)
gala (rai)
gala - group skate (eurosport)

practice

free dance
short dance practice 1 (amazing quality ... like you're there)
short dance practice 2 (amazing quality)
warmup

interviews

brian williams interveiw (cbc with them watching montage)
nbc and cbc interviews post short dance (nbc and cbc)
tessa in press conference
today's show interview
facebook live chats
Heather Hiscox interview outdoors (cbc)
team event interview post competition (bbc)
tessa and scott to be remembered as canada's faces of the olympics (global)
paul martini interview post team
Heather Hiscox interview post team event (cbc)
yahoo interview
the national on their victory (the national)
bbc interview post individual gold (bbc)
bbc review of career and skate (bbc)
touched by international fan support (canadian press)
they are not in love but the world wants them to be (toronto star)
tessa - pushing limits
scott - pushing limits
commended in parliament
return - citytv news
return - your morning
return - cp24
return - ET
return - ctv news, another clip
return - the social

fluff

return - q and a (your morning)
return - answer more questions (from young skaters) (cp24)
return - q and a (much music)

comedy

nobody knows how to party like figure skaters (this hour has 22 minutes)
there were other skaters besides tessa and scott? (22 minutes)

medals

venue ceremony (individual)
medal ceremony (team)
venue ceremony (team, cbc)
medal ceremony (individual, cbc)
venue ceremony (team)
venue ceremony (team, another angle)

miscellaneous

marketing of athletes (cbc)
suzanne woods interview (their original coach)
et news feature (et)
time magazine feature (time)
team event press (toronto star)
hugs post free dance
medallists after free dance
medallists with flags
team medallists with flags

return to canada

interview - part 1
interview - part 2
interview - part 3
arrival
citytv news
ctv news

scores

isu scores
skating scores - individual
skating scores - team


notes

- some video is probably geoblocked outside of canada.


Do you feel like what the Canadian skaters are doing goes beyond using the music as soundtrack to actually inhabiting the roles of Christian and Satine from the movie?
I think so. With Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the Canadian skaters, it feels like he is singing Ewan McGregor’s lines to his partner. It feels like they’re having a relationship. And it’s kind of gone into another place by [the Olympics allowing songs with] lyrics. Because whether you consciously receive it or not, it’s a narration inside your head. And like a ballet of “Romeo and Juliet”; you understand the story. I look at the routine that the two Canadian skaters did, and it’s ballet on ice. … The line between is it art or sport is completely irrelevant. It uplifts the soul. It exalts the spirit. You’re sort of aware of how brilliantly clever the choreography is, but all of that just melds into one gesture, until you’re just completely inside the emotion between those two characters. It’s kind of another level. 
... There is so much just dissension and division and anger and grubbiness [in the world today] that to see two athletes actually create not only an extraordinary physical achievement but something that is poetic – and above all, something that is human – that’s really touching to me to have contributed to that in any way whatsoever.
Olympic Figure Skating Revives ‘Moulin Rouge’ and Baz Luhrmann Is Loving It

2018 olympics - articles

The performance of intimacy: Why the world can’t stop watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (national post)
Sexual chemistry & passion: Canadian ice dancing duo capture 3rd Olympic gold (PHOTOS) (rt)
Tessa Virtue’s hilarious response to Ryan Reynolds tweet goes viral (vancouver courier)
Scott Moir And Tessa Virtue Are Just Too Hot For Each Other to Be a Real Long-Term Couple (vice)
Virtue and Moir are not in love but the internet wants them to be (toronto star)
Tessa and Scott shown love with doughnut, signs and a big party in Ilderton, Ont. (cbc)
'Just say you're in love already!' Virtue and Moir capture gold and our hearts in Olympic career finale (cbc)
Olympic gold-medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir heat up ice (bbc)
Virtue, Moir ditch provocative ice-dance move for Pyeongchang Olympics (the globe and mail)
For Virtue and Moir, risqué is all in the eye of the beholder (the globe and mail)
national post front page (national post)
“We Are All Pregnant”: The Best Reactions to Tessa & Scott’s Gold Medal Performance (flare)
Ryan Reynolds just sent the hands-down funniest tweet of the year to Canada's Olympic skaters (hello giggles)
Canadian Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on Why They're 'Protective' of Their Close Bond (people)

miscellaneous

Virtue And Moir, McMorris And More: Favourite Stories From The PyeongChang Olympics (huffington post)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspiring Canadians to try ice dancing, say coaches (global news)
Pyeongchang was the swan song for many top Canadian athletes (ctv news)
Montreal helped Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win gold (montreal gazette)
Canadian figure skaters leave lasting legacy in Pyeongchang (cbc)
The 2018 Olympics were a big win for Canada (cbc)
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the faces of the Pyeongchang Games (the toronto star)
Olympics: It’s not easy for Canada to say goodbye to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (london free press)

scott at hockey

Scott Moir was losing his mind at the Olympic women's hockey game (national post)
Scott Moir keeps Canadian women's hockey fans smiling (Yahoo)
Ice Dancing Champ Scott Moir Hands Out Beer, Achieves 'Peak Canada' During Women's Hockey Final (people)

individual gold

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir On Winning Gold (Again!) and Their 'Fairy Tale' Olympics (people)
Analyzing the ice dancing finals: Three gold medals could have been awarded (washington post, interesting comment section)
Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir’s Last Olympic Skate Won Gold And Stole Hearts (huffington post)
Canadian Ice Dancers Make History, Winning Gold In Pyeongchang (huffington post)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Are Ice Dancing’s King and Queen (new york times)
Olympic Figure Skating: Canada Wins Team Gold; U.S. Grabs Bronze (new york times)
For Olympic Figure Skaters, a New Meaning to Morning Routine (new york times)
The golden plan of skating blind pays off for Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue (the globe and mail)
Virtue, Moir won’t wade into judging concerns raised by French skating head (toronto star)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s storybook skate for one more gold (macleans)
Canada’s ice dance darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir capture gold — and overcome some sketchy judging (toronto star)
Virtue and Moir won our hearts on the way to Olympic gold (toronto star)
Ice dance competition a battle between Canada and France (toronto star)
A 1-2 finish for ice-dancing gurus Dubreuil and Lauzon (toronto star)
Virtue, Moir shine in ice dance showdown with French duo (cbc)
Virtue and Moir face an epic battle in ice dance (cbc)
Virtue, Moir claim ice dance gold in thrilling finale (yahoo)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir break short dance record at Pyeongchang Olympics (the toronto star)
The perfect finale: How Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold in Olympic ice dance  (national post)

team event

Canada's new approach to team figure skating event paying off, as it leads heading into final day (the globe and mail)
Virtue, Moir dazzle in figure skating team event (cbc)

gala

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir close Olympic curtain with Gord Downie tribute (cbc)
CBC's Virtue-Moir Tribute Set To Jim Cuddy's 'Pull Me Through' Is A Real Tearjerker (huffington post)
Long time coming: Ice dance icons Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir say goodbye to the Olympics (national post)
Tessa Virtue And Scott's Moir's Olympic Gala Tribute To Gord Downie Was Well Worth The Wait (huffington post)

return to canada

‘I’m so proud of you’: Family, friends greet Canadian Olympians at Pearson airport (the toronto star)
Hero's welcome awaits Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (cbc)
Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir among Olympians welcomed back by fans in airports across Canada (the globe and mail)
Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir among Canada's Olympic athletes returning from Pyeonchang (cbc)
Jet-lagged Olympic stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir greeted by boisterous crowd (london free press)


notes

- photo by @gregkolz
- some news outlets (e.g. toronto star, national post, the globe and mail, new york times) have a paywall. you can read a certain amount of articles then it shuts you out for a month.
- the london free press is tessa and scott's hometown paper.


"when we first played roxanne, scott and i toyed around with various movements to hit the first note. it's so strong. we were so dramatic and almost theatrical about how we envisioned things. then sam came and choreographed just a little shudder, where i look up. it's as though scott is controlling me. it's so simple, almost unreadable in movement and i thought, wow, that's brilliant”
tessa explaining the opening moves of roxanne.

tango de roxanne documentary

featured: cbc documentary


tango de roxanne documentary

cbc documentary (cbc)
documentary copy 1

be the cheer


source
copy 1

tessa and scott go back to celebrate their original choreographer, suzanne killing.


"This is undoubtedly the pinnacle of our career. The honour of carrying the Canadian flag into the opening ceremony at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang brings with it a sense of duty, privilege and above all, great pride. Pride in representing a nation whose values stand for unity, diversity, fairness and inclusion. Pride in marching with a team of inspiring athletes who will fearlessly and courageously compete for Canada on the world's biggest stage. Pride in our maple leaf and all that it represents."
tessa after being named flag bearer with scott for canada at the 2018 winter olypmics

Tessa and Scott selected as Canada’s flag bearers for 2018 Olympics


featured: Announcement (copy 3, CTV)


the announcement was made by the prime minister of canada in the halls of canada's parliament building. tessa and scott gave a speech, waved the flag, then answered questions before giving interviews

announcement

Announcement (CBC)
Announcement (copy 1, CBC Sports)
Announcement (copy 2, Canadian Press)
Announcement (copy 3, CTV)
Announcement (copy 4, Global News)
Announcement (copy 5, Skate Canada)
Announcement (copy 6, The National)
Virtue and Moir make history carrying Canada's flag together into South Korea (ottawa citizen)
Olympics - Canada's Virtue and Moir named flag bearers for Pyeongchang (reuters)
'Hometown heroes:' Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue named Canada's Olympic flag bearers (cbc)
Virtue, Moir selected as Canada’s flag bearers for 2018 Winter Olympics (london free press)