It’s no secret the Dutch are quite good at speed skating.
Athletes from the Netherlands have already claimed two gold medals at the Winter Olympics. In fact, all three medals in the ladies’ 3,000 metre event went to Dutch competitors, and you can bet there’s more winning to come.
Why is the country is so dominant in the sport? That’s likely down to its long-standing culture and investment in competitive skating.
But NBC commentator Katie Couric didn’t say that, instead offering a rather extraordinary explanation for the country’s skating success during the Opening Ceremony. Read more…