The Olympics are all about exposure for competitors, but it's unlikely that French figure skater Gabriella Papadakis was expecting this kind of exposure.
In an unfortunate series of events during the ice dance short dance competition on Monday morning, Papadakis' fringed green costume snapped at the neckline early in her routine with partner Guillaume Cizeron's routine. The outfit malfunction left her back bare and the athlete struggling to make up for it.
The situation got so intense, in fact, that Papadakis was literally skating with her nipple out for much of the routine. While the twizzles and dance spins were a distraction, some Olympic viewers couldn't help but applaud how she managed to get through it.
Unfortunately for Papadakis, that wasn't quite the end of this particular episode of #nipplegate, at least as far as the Canadian broadcast was concerned.
As CBC commentators talked about the wardrobe function during their assessment of the routine, the camera zoomed in on the final dip — and all that came with it.
CBC immediately replied on Twitter, explaining that it was a live broadcast and that any future showing of it would remove "these moments."
It's the second time during the Pyeongchang Games that costumes have been an issue for skaters, with South Korea's Yura Min skating through a similar experience in her short dance routine last Sunday.
Papadakis and Cizeron, who share a coaching team with Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and are widely seen as their biggest competition for the gold, finished the event in second with a score of 81.93.
Virtue and Moir broke a world record with their short dance score of 83.67.
The event concludes on Tuesday with the free dance.
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