When it comes to sports, the Olympics are like your granny. (Bare with me, I promise this will make sense.) Just think, when it comes to your grandma you pretend to be something you’re not, you act much more responsibly and demurely in order to trick them into thinking you’re a sophisticated, well-rounded individual.
You neglect to tell them the stories of your wild nights out, that one time you nearly ended up in a foreign country by mistake, or that occasion during freshers when you made a trip to the ER. This censored life then leads your grandma to think that you’re a star. In her mind, you’re a gold medal standard grandchild.

It’s a theme that transcends through to the Olympics, where the competitors want to do everything they can to impress the judges, but in a tasteful fashion. There can be nothing too provocative at the Olympics, or you’re guaranteed to see your score plummet. It’s Fifty Shades of Gold, not Fifty Shades of Grey!

So when Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir planned to perform a rather risque move during their Olympic program, they had to think long and hard about whether it was worth it.

They may be the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and current world record holders, but that doesn’t mean that they can do as they please when it comes to the Winter Olympics – even if they have won two gold medals at the games in the past.