Scott Moir skated off the ice at Sochi 2014 draped in a Canadian flag.
In just a couple of weeks, he and Tessa Virtue, his ice dance partner of 20 years, will carry the maple leaf into the PyongChang 2018 Olympic Stadium together, leading Team Canada’s approximately 230 athletes at the Opening Ceremony.
The Canadian ice-dancers, considered to be perhaps the best of all-time, have been chosen to carry the Canadian flag into the event on February 9
The pair thrilled the home crowd at Vancouver 2010 to become the first North Americans and the youngest skaters ever to win Olympic ice dance gold. Four years later, they won silver in the ice dance and team events in Sochi. They are three-time world champions.
After a two-year hiatus from competition, they returned better than ever in the 2016-17 season, winning every event they entered, including their first career Grand Prix Final title and their third world title, to go with the ones they previously captured in 2010 and 2012.
They are coming off their eighth national championship at the recent Canadian championships in Vancouver.