Canadian figure skaters modify ‘edgy’ sex position for Olympics
Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have modified a risque element from their routine so their free program at the Olympics will be more family-friendly.
Virtue and Moir, who have been together for 20 years, won gold at the 2010 Winter Games and silver in Sochi for ice dancing. They also won gold at the Canadian championships in Vancouver this year with their “Moulin Rouge” routine. The routine included an “edgy” move that resulted in Virtue having her legs over Moir’s shoulders in a sexual position.
Here’s a look at it:
“I think edgy would probably summarize most of the program quite well and that’s what we were going for,” Virtue said of their program at the Canadian championships in January, via the Toronto Star.
“I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different,” Virtue said of the original lift, via the Canadian Press. “And that was great for the start of the season, but for the overall vision of the program, we hope that this new position fits a little better.”
The new position is similar, but has a few minor modifications to make it a little more family-friendly. This is what it looked like during their practice for the Olympics:
guys they just showed virtue/moir and the modified carmen lift at practice. thank god the entrance is still the same pic.twitter.com/rZGC79Ks9d
— Maddie (@mQharper) February 9, 2018
It’s not too different, but it is less suggestive than it used to be.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen something get modified (or scrapped in Ronda Rousey’s case) for being too sexy, and it shouldn’t cause too many issues for the ice dancing pair.
Virtue and Moir were the flag bearers for Canada during the Opening Ceremony. They will look to continue representing Canada well during the Games.