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excerpt — “To be honest I’ve been twiddling my thumbs,” said Moir. “I didn’t think six days could last any longer than they did. This morning I woke up with a big smile on my face. It’s funny because we’re living the dream right now. We’re in the Olympic village and I was miserable. I just wanted my chance. I wanted to be out there and be on the stage and then do that.”

For her part, Virtue had taken a moment after practice earlier in the day to visualize how she wanted to feel standing in front of the throng of reporters following their performance.

“And it’s even better,” she told them, laughing.

Visibly thrilled with their performance when they finished, Virtue said that winning a second straight gold medal isn’t the be all and end all of this Olympic experience.

“We sat in the kiss and cry and looked at each other and said it doesn’t matter because that was the moment we wanted.”

They will be looking to have one last great moment on Olympic ice on Monday in the free dance.

source: tessa and scott have their ideal short program


preview

tessa and scott say they're peak at the right time (abc news)
double gold would be a perfect ending (winnipeg free press)
tessa and scott warn u.s. rivals (sports yahoo)
sochi about moir than medals (toronto sun)
russia and u.s. in vote swapping deal (canada.com)
olympian profile (skate canada)

team event

tessa and scott second amid scandal (the star)
shae-lynn says rumours of skating scandal can throw skaters off game (the star)
why judging scandal could hurt canada's figure skating chances (the globe and mail)
isu won't investigate report (the star)
tessa and scott shrug off scandal (global news)
team canada skate to silver (olympic.ca)
ice dance fix throws tessa and scott for a loop (the star)

individual

tessa and scott's families head to sochi (cbc)
tessa and scott return as team leaders to defend gold (olympic.ca)
tessa and scott look to overtake rivals (the star)
rainbow key to finding gold (toronto sun)
if this is their autumn, tessa and scott hope it's golden (globe and mail)
suspicious second (the star)
tessa and scott second (yahoo sports)
tessa and scott second (canadian press)
tessa and scot second (cbc)
tessa and scott have their ideal short program in sochi (olympic)
tessa ans scott second (the globe and mail)
tessa and scott leave palace breathless with phenomenal short (skate canada)
finn steps up ice dance controversy (chicago tribune)
controversy over ice dance medals (video, cbc live coverage)
something rotten in the state of sochi (bev smith)
tessa and scott win silver (cbc)
tessa and scott settle for silver (the star)
the friendliest rivalry of all sports (yahoo sports)
tessa and scott dance to silver (the sun)
tessa and scott skate to silver (the globe and mail)
tim and sid: ice dance corrupt as hell (sportsnet)
canada, u.s. duo end career with touching moment (yahoo sports)
tessa and scott rise above it all (the globe and mail)
tessa and scott didn't lose anything, we did (the globe and mail)
tessa and scott helpless when sport fell out of love with them (national post)
scores part of a bizarre ice dance game (national post)
tessa and scott felt unsupported by coach (the globe and mail)
tessa and scott say they felt shift in judging preferences (the globe and mail)
long running momentum shift (the star)
tessa and scott only hint at regret (the star)
angry fans, canadian press fired up (yahoo sports)
skategate. questions about (cbs)
marina wasn't in our corner (yahoo sports)
skating to silver amid controversy (canada am)
cover of "hello" (hello magazine)
tessa and scott on a variety of topics (hello magazine)