Entertainment Couric tweets apology to the Dutch for Olympic comment

08:02  14 february  2018
08:02  14 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Dutch moo-ved to save Hermien the escaping cow

  Dutch moo-ved to save Hermien the escaping cow Fame and fortune have smiled on Hermien the Dutch cow, who escaped as she was being sent to slaughter, and has become a social network star after a month on the hoof. Thanks to her tenacity and a crowd-funding campaign which has raised 48,000 euros, the three and a half-year-old red Limousin will get to live out her days in pasture.Hermien's plucky bid for freedom came as she was about to be loaded into a truck to be taken to the abattoir and spawned an outpouring of support.

Some of the best images from Tuesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics . USA TODAY Sports.

"NEW YORK (AP) Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Katie Couric poses in the press room at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Couric has apologized for comments that she made during NBC's coverage of the Olympics opening ceremony 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. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Katie Couric poses in the press room at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Couric has apologized for comments that she made during NBC's coverage of the Olympics opening ceremony 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. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Katie Couric has apologised 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the Olympics' opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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.

Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics

  Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics <p>Another 168 Russians have been invited as "Olympic Athletes from Russia," competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag.</p>The Russians had not received invites to the games from the International Olympic Committee, which said it couldn't be sure they weren't involved in Russian doping scandals.

Her remark during the Olympics ' opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated. Couric late Monday tweeted her apologies for being on thin ice with her comments .

11. Couric has apologized for comments that she made during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics opening ceremony that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of Couric late Monday tweeted her apologies for being on thin ice with her comments .

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.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!