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  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • This Olympic speed skating finish from 2002 looks like every socialist's dream...

    02/08/2014 1:15:43 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The race leaders get dragged down and the last place guy swoops in for the win. What more could the left want?The only thing that make my analogy fail is that these skaters were dragged down by accident, not the politics of the incompetent and ignorant.
  • Coach sends Kramer on embarrassing wrong turn (Gold turned to dust)

    02/24/2010 7:19:42 AM PST · by raybbr · 6 replies · 1,467+ views
    YahooSports ^ | 2-24-2010 | Martin Rogers
    RICHMOND, British Columbia – Sven Kramer peeled off his racing glasses and hurled them onto the infield, just as he had thrown away a Winter Olympic gold medal and nearly half a million dollars a couple of minutes earlier. “What did you do?” he screamed in Dutch as he skated past coach Gerard Kemkers, who stood with his head in his hands, unable to comprehend the biggest moment of sporting stupidity that we will see at these Games. Sven Kramer of Netherlands reacts with coach Gerard Kemkers after finishing first but being disqualified in the speed skating 10,000m. (Jasper Juinen/Getty...
  • Olympic champion Cheek donates prize money to Darfur

    02/14/2006 11:19:41 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,088+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/14/2006 | n/a
    Olympic champion Cheek donates prize money to DarfurTURIN, Italy (AFP) - US speedskater Joey Cheek credited his decision to donate any prize money from a Winter Olympic gold medal to a Sudanese relief project with helping him capture the 500m title Monday. Cheek will donate the 25,000 dollars he will receive from the US Olympic Committee for his victory to "Right to Play", an athlete-driven charity organization, with the money earmarked for the battle-ravaged Darfur region. "I knew if I ever did something like this, I wanted to be able to give something back," Cheek said. "The best way I...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 1 (Spoiler Thread)

    02/11/2006 6:54:15 AM PST · by alisasny · 139 replies · 5,547+ views
    02/12/06
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com TOPICS:
  • All hot and bothered over winter sports

    03/31/2002 2:54:09 AM PST · by ABG(anybody but Gore) · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Miami Herald | 31 Mar 02 | Dave Barry
    Posted on Sun, Mar. 31, 2002 Have you ever wondered how professional journalists cover an international sporting event? Well too bad, because I'm going to tell you. In February I spent three weeks at the Winter Olympics in Utah (``Where the Party Never Stops Until 8:30 p.m.''). I was part of the press corps swarming around Olympic events in thermal underwear, asking penetrating questions such as: (1) Who won this event? (2) How can you tell? (3) What is this event called again? As you can see by these questions, the Olympic press corps does not always have a solid...