It was one of the biggest Olympic controversies in recent history.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, two ice dancers from Canada, performed their short program routine to near perfection. At least, that's what everyone thought.
Virtue and Moir were locks for the gold medal, but their American counterparts, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, were somehow scored higher than them...much higher. Davis and White were given a world record score, despite the unanimous public (and professional) opinion that they had more flaws in their routine than Virtue and Moir.
Tessa and Scott kept pretty mum on the subject, opting to take the high road.
“It sort of comes with the territory. We knew what we were getting into when we signed on for this,” said Virtue. “We were hoping if we did our job and left no room for doubt that it would be hard to deny us the gold. But that said, we couldn’t have done any more. We were so excited about our performances and the feeling we had when we finished both programs. There’s nothing better than that. It’s priceless.”
After those Olympics, the Canadian sweethearts announced they most likely would not be back at the Olympic stage, or any stage at all.
Fans were left heartbroken, but as with all good stories...this one has a happy ending!
Tessa and Scott are skating once again, this time at the World Championships where they brought home that coveted gold medal.
Take a look at their most recent performance. I just love these two!