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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pay tribute to Gord Downie as Olympic medalists close Pyeongchang Games with figure skating gala

CBC Sports:

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir treated the fans in South Korea to what is likely their final skate on Olympic ice, sending a distinctly Canadian message back home.

For their exhibition program, Virtue and Moir skated a touching and heartfelt routine to the song Long Time Running by The Tragically Hip.

The program was designed to honour The Hip’s frontman, Gord Downie, who died in October after a battle with brain cancer.

“When I think about Gord and I think about the Hip and what they’ve been able to do,” Moir said recently, “it’s kind of the soundtrack to being Canadian almost.”

Dave Skretta, Associated press via Globe and Mail:

For their exhibition program, Virtue and Moir skated a touching and heartfelt routine to the song “Long Time Running” by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The program was designed to honour The Hip’s frontman, Gord Downie, who died in October after a battle with brain cancer.

“When I think about Gord and I think about the Hip and what they’ve been able to do,” Moir said recently, “it’s kind of the soundtrack to being Canadian almost.”

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