• Couric tweets apology to Dutch for Olympic comment

    10 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    NEW YORK - Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of transportation when canals freeze in the Netherlands. Her remark during the Olympics' opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information...
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  • Katie Couric said skating is 'an important mode of transportation' in the Netherlands - here's how long it would take Dutch gold medalist Sven Kramer to skate to work

    Katie Couric said skating is 'an important mode of transportation' in the Netherlands - here's how long it would take Dutch gold medalist Sven Kramer to skate to work

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Katie Couric was widely criticized for suggesting skating was an "important mode of transportation" in the Netherlands.
    Using data from Statistics Netherlands, Business Insider estimated how long Dutch gold-medal speed skater Sven Kramer would take to skate the average distance traveled by a Dutch person in a day.
    Kramer would beat the commute time of the average Dutch person.
    Katie Couric came under fire over the weekend for comments she made during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
    When the Netherlands' delegation entered the stadium during the parade of athletes, Couric proposed an...
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