Entertainment Couric tweets apology to the Dutch for Olympic comment

08:02  14 february  2018
08:02  14 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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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the Olympics ’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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 .

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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the Olympics' opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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.

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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the Olympics ’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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 .

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the Olympics ’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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 .

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.

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