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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers for Olympics in Pyeongchang

The ice dancers won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi games in Sochi.

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi; they'll be Canada's flag bearers in Pyeongchang.

Torstar News Service / Richard Lautens

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi; they'll be Canada's flag bearers in Pyeongchang.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be Canada’s flag-bearers for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The ice dancers won gold before a home crowd at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and followed that up with silver medals in ice dance and the team event at the 2014 Games in Sochi. They are the first duo to carry Canada’s flag into the opening ceremony.

Ontario’s Virtue and Moir stepped away from competition for two years after the last Winter Games but returned as strong as ever. They produced one of their best seasons ever in 2016-17, going undefeated on the way to winning their third career world title.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee are scheduled to make the announcement Tuesday in the foyer of the House of Commons.

Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser carried the Canadian flag for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and decorated speed skater Clara Hughes had the honour at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

Athletes from Canada and around the world will march into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9 for the opening ceremony.

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