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Visa backing Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as they gun for 2018 Winter Olympics

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will have Visa on board when they go for gold at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang this winter.

The Canadian ice dance stars are part of the company’s 17-country athletic roster, joining fellow Canucks Mark McMorris and Spencer O'Brien (snowboarding), Charles Hamelin (speed skating), Travis Gerrits (freestyle skiing) and Paralympian Mac Marcoux (alpine skiing).

Virtue and Moir’s old rivals and ex-training mates – Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White – are also part of the Visa team, even though they won’t compete in South Korea. This program was created in 2000 with the “aim of providing athletes with the tools, resources and support they need to achieve their lifelong dreams, regardless of their origin or background.”

Virtue and Moir are celebrating their 20th season of skating together. The reigning world champs became the first North American duo to win Olympic gold at Vancouver in 2010 and followed up with silver in Sochi in 2014.

- LFP

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Hometown Olympian - Travis Gerrits. We graduated from the same high school. He competes in Sochi tomorrow. Fly, Trav!