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Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Talk Coaching Controversies, 2018 Olympics
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One of the bubbling controversies from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games was that elite Russian choreographer Marina Zueva was coach for both the Canadian ice dancing team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and the American team Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Davis and White won gold in Sochi, while Virtue and Moir won silver.

George found it a little strange that one person would coach two competing team at the Olympics, so he asked Virtue and Moir about it.

"Looking back, I'm closer to your line of thinking. I'm kinda like, 'How did we think that was going to work?'" said Virtue.

Moir then explained their relationship with Zueva.

"Yeah, it's very interesting because we were with Marina before Meryl and Charlie were, even though we train in Detroit and they're American," said Moir. "We've competed against each other for so many years, but until this year it didn't feel like... it felt like we had the support (in the past). And there were a couple instances where it didn't feel like we had the support and at that point we were already just trusting in each other and in our own world.

"Honestly, for the last two, three months (before Sochi) we didn't feel like we needed a coach or anybody with us. We just knew exactly what our job was going to be and we have our separate team. We work with Marina, and so do Meryl and Charlie, but we have a lot of people on our team that they don't have and we kinda just put our trust in those people and it worked out well for us.

"Well... pretty well."

George then asked the pair "if you had a chance to do it again, would you do it this way?"

"Yeah, I don't think we can have any regrets," said Virtue.

"There was a lot of negative in the media after," said Moir. "We were trying to be extremely honest, but Marina has been there with us every step of the way and she pours her heart and soul into our skating so it's tough looking back now and thinking, 'Oh, where were you when we really needed you?'"

And though there's been speculation the pair will be retiring from competition, there's still hope they may compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

"Scott thinks we might make a comeback," said Virtue.

"Why wouldn't I want to be there, eh?" Moir replied.

George's interview with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir airs Monday, March 24, 2014 on CBC.