Virtue and Moir keep Canada in first in figure skating team event

The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

The new position is similar, but has a few minor modifications to make it a little more family-friendly.

In the slightly altered version Virtue still executes the legs-around hold but only very briefly before dipping one limb down and then dismounting.

Curious? The move being omitted from the program happens right around the 2:25 mark.

The move, described by The Toronto Star as "a kind of sex-chokehold", prominently figured in their routine all season.

"I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different", explained Virtue of the provocative draping silhouette, now ditched.

More news: Paul Pierce declares Doc Rivers a 'Semi-Prophet'
More news: 'Horrific Murder Spree' Leaves 5 dead in Kentucky: Sheriff
More news: NY Attorney General sues Harvey Weinstein, his company

"What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that attractive of a position", Moir told the Toronto Star. The gravity-defying lift ends with Virtue straddling Moir's shoulders while the pair spin across the ice and Virtue cradles Moir's face.

"What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that lovely of a position, so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better", Moir told the Star on Wednesday at the Gangneung Ice Arena in PyeongChang. The move finishes with Virtue spinning her way back down onto the ice.

"We didn't know what to expect", said Moir about his third Olympics adventure.

"I don't think any of us in our entire careers, even mine, have ever skated this early, or with this type of schedule. Team Canada has such an incredible group of fearless, courageous, fun, inspiring athletes - and we'll be forever bonded thanks to the unique experiences we have the chance to share together". After receiving silver in 2014 at Sochi, the pair retired from the sport, only to return in the 2016-17 season.

The passionate pair have had to change some things.

Recommended News

  • Joint Korean Women's Hockey Team Competes for First Time in Olympic History

    Joint Korean Women's Hockey Team Competes for First Time in Olympic History

    The North and the United States were also holding a series of high-level talks on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. He also said he will strongly urge Moon to work toward future-oriented bilateral relations.
    Why Tyga wants a DNA test done on Kylie's first born baby

    Why Tyga wants a DNA test done on Kylie's first born baby

    KoKo's sisters, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian recently became mothers as well. "A source said: "[Kylie is] still over the moon. She didn't admit to it at all and instead, she just stayed in hiding and even avoided doing the family Christmas pictures.
    NBC apologies after analyst comment about Japan

    NBC apologies after analyst comment about Japan

    Tokyo only formally lukewarm-apologised two years ago for the sexual enslavement of thousands of Korean women during World War II. His incorrect and insensitive comment about Korea's history has enraged many of its people.
  • 'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million to top box office

    'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million to top box office

    Overall business was off 27% from the same weekend a year ago, when The Lego Batman Movie led with $53 million. But it's all just setting the stage for Black Panther , which opens next week.
    Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide

    Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide

    Two friends and associates of Corbett said she told them her husband was abusive. "Forty minutes later he was gone", Kelly said. In reality, he has struggled to hire high-caliber staff, with many experienced Washington operatives keeping their distance.
    IndiGo grounds three A320 neo planes on engine woes

    IndiGo grounds three A320 neo planes on engine woes

    Airlines with A320neos that have the affected engines will have to ground some of their planes, the Journal said. This is the second time that IndiGo has been forced to ground planes because of P&W engine problems.
  • Omarosa Compares Big Brother Co-Stars to White House

    Omarosa Compares Big Brother Co-Stars to White House

    Asked by Matthews if the nation should be anxious , she nodded yes, adding tearfully, "It's not going to be OK. Omarosa helped with Trump's presidential campaign and he made her one of his aides after being elected.
    Arsene Wenger Better on Players than Jose Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Arsene Wenger Better on Players than Jose Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    To have Mkhi means I don't have one of them and, in this moment, I believe the other ones deserve [to be there instead]. I think at Manchester United he didn't get the freedom he really wanted to go and perform which he had at Dortmund .
    Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Sunday's figure skating online

    Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Sunday's figure skating online

    After two of three days in the figure skating team event, the US sits in third at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. That's why she wears headphones, so she can listen to '80s classic rock, like AC/DC and Boston, that pumps her up.
  • Powerful Cyclone Headed to Tonga

    Powerful Cyclone Headed to Tonga

    Gita was a lesser category 1 cyclone when it passed over Samoa on Saturday, causing widespread flooding and loss of electricity. The storm is now a Category 4, and forecasters expect it could grow to a Category 5 by the time it strikes Tonga Monday night.
    S.Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N.Korean delegation

    S.Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N.Korean delegation

    The dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam , were seated a row behind. The vice president also opted not to attend a dinner where he was expected to sit with a member of the North Korean delegation.
    Pence awkwardly avoids North Korean delegation at Olympics

    Pence awkwardly avoids North Korean delegation at Olympics

    If it does take place, the meeting would be the first time the heads of state from North and South Korea have met for a decade. The meeting and luncheon, not disclosed to the media, lasted for about three hours at the presidential complex.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.