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

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.

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.

Dutch Get a Chuckle From Assertion Skating is a Form of Transportation . NBC's Katie Couric says Dutch are so good at speedskating because it's an 'important mode of transportation ,' promp… t.co/iKOzYbG7hu.

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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.

Elise Christie in race to be fit for 1000m heats after suffering ankle injury

  Elise Christie in race to be fit for 1000m heats after suffering ankle injury After crashing out of the 500m and 1500m races at the Winter Olympics, Elsie Christie is hoping to be fit enough to compete in the 1000m after x-rays revealed that she had not suffered any broken bones. The 27-year-old, who was injured after crashing out of her 1500m semi-final, specialises in the 1000m and will be desperate to compete. Speaking to the BBC, Christie’s boyfriend Liu Shaolin, confirmed that x-rays on his partner’s injured ankle came back clear and when asked if she’ll be able to compete in the 1000m events, he simply replied “hopefully”. Christie also recorded a short message to post on social media to confirm that her x-rays were clear and that her and her team “would do their best to get [her ankle] fixed” in time to compete in her favourite event.

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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