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Ice hot: Canadian figure skating pairs team gets nod on 'hotties' list
'How do you train to be one of the Olympics' most sexy athletes?
"We've been prepping for this," said Canadian pairs skater Dylan Moscovitch. "It's all about consistent moisturizer and making sure that our hair is always right."
While Moscovitch's sarcasm is apparent, so too is his sex appeal alongside partner Kirsten Moore-Towers, the pair recently being named to a hottest Canadian Olympians list by Yahoo Sports Canada.
"All I saw was the headline and thought it was about Dylan, but I opened the link and it was about me," Moore-Towers told NBCOlympics.com. "I mean, it's just funny. It's kind of cool for sure."
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch, who were second at Canadian Nationals last month, aren't shy in front of the camera. They both use a barely-clad photo on their Twitter accounts and recently posed for as part of an athlete fitness calendar.
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How'd they find out about making the list?
"Dylan's mom shared it on Facebook," Kirsten laughed.
Along with teammates Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch will look to win Canada's first pairs medal since Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a gold medal after the judging controversy at the 2002 Salt Lake Games. Both teams made it to the Grand Prix Final in December, though Moore-Towers/Moscovitch struggled in the free skate, finishing fifth (Duhamel/Radford were sixth).
"We're going to land more of our jumps," Moore-Towers says of how they'll perform better in Sochi, smiling.
"We're here to skate two clean programs and should that land us on the podium, that's our goal," Moscovtich added.
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They were just off it at the World Championships in 2013, finishing fourth in front of a home crowd. They will find out Thursday if they are to skate either of the two programs for the newly-added team event, or if the nod will go to reigning national champs Duhamel/Radford, who won bronze at Worlds.
But do they see themselves on a list of sexy Olympians for the entire Games?
"No, no. For sure not," Moore-Towers said.
She added that fellow Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby would be her pick, as would a few figure skaters that she has "crushes on" but "won't disclose since I'll see them at the rink."
Dylan's pick for the Olympian he believes should be on a sexy-in-Sochi list?
"Kirsten would be my pick," he said.
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