They had taken a break to perform solely in tours and exhibitions after winning two silver medals at Sochi 2014 in the ice dance event and as part of the inaugural Olympic team event.
Virtue and Moir had produced one of the most memorable moments of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games when they captured gold in front of the supportive home crowd, becoming the first North American ice dancers to be crowned Olympic champions.
He finished 4th place at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the 1500 m event but received a silver medal as part of the men's 5000 m relay squad.
Hamelin is the former world record holder in the 1000 m.
Virtue and Moir enjoyed early international success.
After winning the world junior title in 2006, they won their first senior world championship medal, silver, just two years later.
At the ages of 20 and 22, they became the youngest ice dance team to ever win Olympic gold with their stirring free skate to Mahler’s Symphony No. In their only full competition of the season, they won silver at the 2011 World Championships behind Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White.American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist (two gold, two silver, four bronze) in the Winter Olympics.Raised by his father, Ohno began training full-time in 1996.Just like Vancouver, the last two are scheduled back-to-back.And just like in Vancouver, Hamelin is a favourite to take the gold in both.