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Couric tweets apology to Dutch for Olympic comment

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm MDT

FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, Katie Couric attends the Matrix Awards, hosted by New York Women in Communications, at the Sheraton Times Square in New York. Couric is leaving the online company Oath, formerly Yahoo, where she has been conducting interviews and reporting news since 2014. A representative for Couric said Friday, July 28, 2017, she turned down an opportunity for a short-term contract extension at Oath. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – 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the Olympics’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated.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.