During the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, NBC's Katie Couric shared an odd stream of consciousness about and where they get their particular prowess. Couric pulled what she said was a bit of Netherlands (Dutch) trivia out of her mind which turned out to be largely myth. Couric told the world that the Dutch use ice skating to commute through cities like Amsterdam.
Katie Couric Shared An Odd Opinion On Why The Dutch Are Great Speed Skaters
"Skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam which sits at sea level. As you all know, it has lots of canals that can freeze in the winters. So, for as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other, and also to have fun."