Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 Vancouver Olympics Update: 02/23/2010

Canada earned it's sixth gold medal courtesy of Ashleigh McIvor in the women's ski cross events held at Cypress Mountain.

McIvor is the defending world champion and the first gold medalist in ladies' ski cross as the event made its premiere at teh Vancouver Olympic Games.
MvIvor's victory comes on the heels of the gold medal by Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

They’re no overnight sensations nor are they a couple, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been skating together since she was six years old.  And it finally paid of with history making GOLD for Canada at the Olympics in Ice Dance.

They grew up in tiny Ilderton, Ontario, practicing at the same rink where Moir, then 9 years old, was the resident heartthrob. His aunt Carol was the one who first paired them on the ice.

Virtue has said that they were an item, briefly, at their practice rink, but the working relationship seemed to thrive once they officially "broke up."

Tessa is now 20 and Scott is 22.