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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue perform their free program in dance competition at the Canadian figure skating championships in Ottawa. The pair began skating together in 1997 when Moir was 9 and Virtue was 7, and now, after an Olympic gold medal in 2010 and two world titles, they're expected to retire after Sochi, closing the book on a partnership that has spanned nearly two decades. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue perform their free program in dance competition at the Canadian figure skating championships in Ottawa. The pair began skating together in 1997 when Moir was 9 and Virtue was 7, and now, after an Olympic gold medal in 2010 and two world titles, they're expected to retire after Sochi, closing the book on a partnership that has spanned nearly two decades. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)

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