NBC’s Katie Couric has apologized for suggesting Olympians from the Netherlands excel at ice skating because the Dutch skate to work every day — as the nation’s US embassy took her to task over the ridiculous claim
“My apologies for being on thin ice for my comments re: skating on canals. I was trying to salute your historical passion for the sport but it didn’t come out that way!” she tweeted Monday night.
Couric said during Friday night’s opening ceremony that the Netherlands “has lots of canals that can freeze in the winter. So for as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun.”
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