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Gia Kourlas on Ice Dance

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In the (minimum) 3-kilo, souvenir book that Vanoc produced after the Vancouver Olympics and which was delivered today, there is a two-page spread on gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The quote that is printed on the full-page photo of the Olympic champions is from Gia Kourlas:

As Virtue and Moir skated, they seemed two bodies expelling one long, sensuous breath.

In the context of the article, Kourlas, who trained as a figure skater, uses the pair as a contrast to what she bemoans about lack of sophistication in the discipline. (The article is mainly a long moan about the demise of the sport.) Her quote appears at the end of page two:


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