With a tender, balletic performance Monday night, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue upset the natural order of ice dancing by earning the gold medal for Canada. It was the first time a North American pair had finished first since ice dancing became an Olympic event in 1976, and only the third time that the gold went to a non-Russian or Soviet couple. “I'll probably wear it in the shower,” Moir said. "I'm not going to take it off all week." Two-time U.S. champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White earned the silver. The Russians Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, who made headlines for their distasteful Australian aboriginal costumes last month, were third, leaving Russia with the awkward prospect of going home without winning a single skating event for the first time since 1960.
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