Sport Dutch Get a Chuckle From Assertion Skating is a Form of Transportation

16:17  13 february  2018
16:17  13 february  2018 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Polish speed skater Artur Nogal slips over at the startline

  Polish speed skater Artur Nogal slips over at the startline There has been many tragic moments in the speed skating in Pyeongchang over the last week or so, notably Elise Christie of Great Britain crashing out of both of her events thus far, but Artur Nogal of Poland has taken it to a whole new level. Lining up in the Men’s 500m speed skating, Nogal suffered a crushing slip at the start line as the race began, essentially ending his Olympic dream before it even began. The 27-year-old would eventually get to his feet and finish the race. However, he ended up in last place with a time of 58.71, over 24 seconds behind gold medalist Håvard Lorentzen of Norway. In likely his last Winter Olympic games, Nogal spent the last four years gearing up for this moment and an untimely slip has dashed his medal hopes in a fraction of a second.

NBC's Katie Couric had some Dutch in stiches when she said during the opening ceremony that the Netherlands was so good at speedskating because it " is an important mode of transportation ." Inside the Games. Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle.

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NBC's Katie Couric had some Dutch in stitches when she said during the opening ceremony that the Netherlands was so good at speedskating because it "is an important mode of transportation."

The comments from Friday's ceremony have even gotten some at the Dutch Olympic Committee into a merry mode.

"Sure... Just like most Latvians use a bobsleigh to get to work & Austrian kids ski jump to school," the committee's chief commercial officer, Thomas van Schaik, wrote on Twitter.

The Netherlands Embassy in the U.S. reached out to Couric on Twitter and invited her to see "all the innovative ways the Dutch get around." Couric offered an apology in response, which the Dutch accepted.

Heartbreak for Christie as Team GB wait for a medal

  Heartbreak for Christie as Team GB wait for a medal Scottish short-track speed skater Elise Christie has suffered further Olympic agony in Pyeongchang, following a brutally frustrating trip to Sochi four years ago. Following disqualification in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m in Russia (all for different reasons), the 27-year-old remains without an Olympic medal following the first attempt at her three events this time around.

Means of transport . In the UK, there are different types of public transport : Buses and coaches (a bus travels in towns and cities, with people getting on and off at bus stops, while coaches travel further, often from city to city and people travel the entire distance).

To get out of the car/taxi - "You will need to get out of the car, there are too many people in it". Conversation Questions. Which form of transportation do you think is the safest? (train, bus, car, plane, bicycle, motorbike, boat, foot).

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