NBC’s Katie Couric: Skating Is a ‘Mode of Transportation’ in the Netherlands

<p>In a monumental gaffe, former <em>Today </em>co-host Katie Couric, in covering the Winter Olympics opening ceremony for NBC, betrayed epic ignorance about the Netherlands in attributing its rich tradition in speed skating Olympic performances to skating being “a mode of transportation” there. She then added that skating is important “because of lots of canals that freeze in the winter.”</p>

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