Winter Olympics opening ceremony Mike Tirico and Katie Couric

Katie Couric is coming under fire for saying ice skating is an “important mode of transportation” for people who live in Amsterdam.
She cited the frozen canals of Amsterdam as the explanation for why the Dutch are so good at speed skating.
The canals don’t actually freeze very often and when they do, the Dutch do have things like cars.

Katie Curic is coming under fire for comments she made during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

As the Netherlands’ delegation entered the stadium during the parade of athletes, Couric attempted to explain why the nation dominates the sport of speed skating.

During the explanation, Couric cited the canals of Amsterdam, and called skating “an important mode of transportation” for when the canals freeze during the winter (you can see video of the comments here).

“It is probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating. All but five of the 110 medals they’ve won have been on the speed skating oval. Now, ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourselves. Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam which sits at sea level. As you all know, it …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Sports

      

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