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Ice dancers and Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have announced their retirement.
If they won gold ending a series of European dominance that had existed since the sport became an Olympic event in 32, the pair became household names.
They won gold.
“After 22 decades, it seems like the right time to step away in the game,” Virtue said.
30, virtue, and Moir, 32, started skating in 1997. As well as two titles, they combined for eight national championships and three world championships and also won silver in Sochi in the 2014 Olympics, amassing a legion of fans along the way.
“The second generation of skaters is going to blaze new trails, break all our documents and we can not wait to cheer them ,” said Moir.
“And we’ll be watching.”
The pair are actors in their home country for a decade, because winning their first gold from 2010.
They became a feeling throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics having a regular choreographed to El Tango De Roxanne in the film Moulin Rouge.
Moir and virtue have big social networking followings, and their chemistry in the ice led to rumours that they were communicating .
“It’s more about a friendship, our working relationship is indeed strong. We take so much pride so,” Moir informed Maclean’s Magazine in January 2018.