Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the most-decorated duo in the history of the sport, were presented with their insignias as members of the Order of Canada on Wednesday.
The ceremony took place at Rideau Hall in Ottawa with Gov. Gen. Mary Simon in attendance.
Considered one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada is meant to recognize people who make “extraordinary contributions to the nation,” according to the Governor General of Canada website.
Virtue and Moir dominated their sport in the 2000s, winning Olympic gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010 and then again in 2018 in Pyeongchang, along with a silver medal in Sochi in 2014.
They were also part of the Canadian figure skating team that won silver in the team event when it made its debut in Sochi, and then gold in 2018. The pair retired from competitive skating in 2019.
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