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Davis and White vs. Virtue and Moir: Anatomy of a figure skating rivalry

Davis and White vs. Virtue and Moir: Anatomy of a figure skating rivalry

Posted by Liliana Castaño on February 17, 2014

If you tune into figure skating every four years, you have been missing the most epic rivalry in all of winter sports. And the only real chance for Americans to win a gold medal in figure skating.

Yes, it takes place in ice dance. But don’t turn your back on it yet. This is a battle of the border, between the United States’ Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. It’s been brewing for ages, and some of the analysis of the rivalry have been a bit oversimplified.

We’re going to take you through the narrative of this rivalry, aided with some videos that highlight some of its most awesome moments. It is the story of a changing sport, athleticism and young love. Let’s all thank YouTube for this chance to educate the public. And let’s thank Presidents’ Day for allowing us to have enough time to watch all these videos.

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