Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's Olympic gala tribute to Gord Downie was well worth the wait

Ron Nurwisah

We knew it was coming. We still weren't ready for it.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announced earlier this week that they'd be performing to the Tragically Hip's "Long Time Running" at the Olympic figure skating gala.

The routine would be the last time Canadians and the world would get to see their beloved ice dance duo on the Olympic stage.

And when it happened Saturday night, we hung on every last gesture.

Fire. FIRE. Someone call the fire department.

Every last lift.

The part you don't see here is she just casually stepped off his leg after and started skating backwards without looking down like it was nothing.

Every last look.

Need help breathing over here, thanks.



You can watch their performance on CBC. And then maybe you can tell us what Scott said to Tessa just before they started skating, which was the subject of much debate:


They don't even need to talk to communicate.

Introducing the world to the brilliance of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip is a stroke of genius and probably should get Virtue and Moir an Order of Canada or a Senate appointment or something. On top of the honour of being the most-decorated figure skaters to date.

Now the world knows Gord. And it's better for it.