Couric Apologizes for Dutch Comment at Olympics
By The Associated Press
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - 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the Olympics' opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated. The Netherlands embassy to the United States invited Couric to visit the country to see all of the innovative ways the Dutch get around.

Couric late Monday tweeted her apologies for being on thin ice with her comments.

The veteran anchor said she was trying to salute the country's historic passion for the sport, but it didn't come out that way.

Published 06:58 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018
Updated 07:02 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018

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