Monday, February 12, 2018

"Veteran US journalist Katie Couric is being mercilessly mocked on Twitter after claiming the Dutch success at Olympics speed-skating was because skating is an 'important mode of transport' in their country"

From an article that also includes this:

It's a bitter-sweet moment though for the Dutch, who despite the Twitter protestations are skating-mad and desperately wait each year for the canals to freeze over.
Related: "How Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Became the Most Iconic Duo in Figure Skating"
You guys brought more than a few suitcases to Pyeongchang. What was the reaction of the airport crew when you rolled up?

JW: The night before I left for the Olympics, I had a performance in New York at Bryant Park, and then I had sort of a little going-away party at The Polo Bar. And I tie one on pretty good, just to get myself good and ready for the Olympics. I somehow dragged myself to the airport and was walking up to Korean Air, and I had somebody with a cart helping me, because I can't move with thirteen giant suitcases the size of Ford Focuses. You could just see the look on the check-in guy's face. It was pure terror and "Oh shit."


What percentage of the clothes in your suitcase will you wear?

TL: We'll go through it. And that's why we brought thirteen suitcases each. We like to do changes. If we are on air, we're not going to wear the same thing for the Today Show or for the next photo shoot. And we do like to match up, so we have to bring all the options.