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The lift sees Virtue come out of an up-thrust with her legs hooked around Moir's shoulders while clasping her hands behind the back of his head.

"I think edgy would probably summarise most of the program quite well and that's what we were going for", Virtue said after she and Moir won their eighth national title. "So we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better".

"We knew that taking the ice at an Olympic Games again meant that we needed to have a different style", Virtue told the Star. The altered move will now be slightly altered so the pair don't hold the position as they have been doing all season-long.

The original move from January's nationals can be seen at the 2:26 mark in the video below.

Before the Games kicked off, Moir deftly addressed the decision to nix that particularly crotch-y element by saying "when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that lovely of a position".

While neither Moir or Virtue have said they're removing the lift to be less provocative, many feel it's a smart move given the conservative nature of the Olympics judging panel.

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The North Korean orchestra will return home on Monday after their second and last performance on Sunday. The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong.

It's hard to watch Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ice dancing to "Moulin Rouge" without feeling emotional. "That is the joy of the Olympic Games".

"I don't think any of us in our entire careers, even mine, have ever skated this early, or with this type of schedule".

Chan, who won silver in the team and men's singles events at the 2014 Sochi Games, is a three-time world champion but Olympic gold has evaded him.

The passionate pair have had to change some things.

"The Olympics represent the highest level of achievement for athletes, and we couldn't be prouder of our B.C. competitors", said Tourism Minister Lisa Beare in a news release.