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A pair of Canadian figure skaters who just won gold at the Olympics had to tone down their 'raunchy' routine because it was like a 'porno'

Business Insider | Feb 12, 2018, 09.25PM IST

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir decided to spare the blushes of the judges.

  • Two Canadian figure skaters decided a move in their routine was too "porno" for the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir edited the move from their repertoire when Canada contested the Team Event on Monday.
  • The decision was fully justified as Virtue and Moir helped Canada to a gold medal victory.

Two Canadian figure skaters decided to tone down their routine after deciding it was too "porno" for a family-friendly event like the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Figure skating, the first winter sport included in the Olympics, draws on show business elements and combines pace on the skates, elegance and grace, and tricks such as jumps and flicks. Choreography of the routine is therefore important.

For Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, their gold medal hopes in Monday's team event relied on a routine that was less raunchy than the sexually suggestive routines they had used in previous competitions.

Just last month, Moir described one move as a bit "porno." The Toronto Star claimed it could be a "neck straddle" that bordered on a "sex chokehold."

Of the "porno" manoeuvre, Moir said: "When we slowed [the routine] down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that beautiful of a position. So we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better."

Virtue added that the move "made a statement" and "was different." However, their joint vision for the 2018 Winter Olympics differed from their "edgy" moves from before.

This time, they used "positions that fit a little better."

The decision was fully justified as Virtue and Moir helped Canada to a gold medal in the Olympic Team Event on Monday.

The duo now have four medals each which ties the record for most Olympic medals won by a figure skater.

Canada's gold medal figure skaters

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Virtue, Moir, and Team Canada jumps for joy after winning gold on Monday.

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