You thought Canada was nice? You wouldn't be the first. After all, these Olympic games have shown us that Canadians do nice things like helping out a Russian skier with equipment problems or giving up speed-skating spots for one another. But you're wrong. Don't let them fool you. Canadians are just as gold-hungry as the rest of us. Case in point: the exquisite ice dancing team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
Virtue and Moir skated beautifully and finished behind Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White — a team they beat for the gold medal four years ago in Vancouver. In the wake of their silver medal, they are now subtly hinting that, among other things, their coach, Marina Zoueva, may have guided them toward a silver medal. Zoueva also coaches their American rivals.
"We tried everything. It felt a little bit like we were in quicksand," Moir said during a press conference on Tuesday. "We sometimes felt like [Zoueva] wasn't in our corner," he added.
That's about as blunt as you'll get when it comes to ice-skating, save for some of Plushenko's antics. The bottom line: Virtue and Moir are insinuating that Zoueva may have been playing favorites. Though, if you follow this logic along, then they're also undermining their own gold medal from 2010 when they beat out Davis-White for the gold.