WATCH: Katie Couric Schools Us in Obscure Olympic History, and Confirms She Does a 'Mean Handstand'

With the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics just one day away, U.S. viewers will be tuning in to watch veteran anchor Katie Couric co-host the dazzling event with Mike Tirico on NBC.

Before heading to South Korea, Couric teamed up with theSkimm to cover little-known Olympic tidbits, such as how gold medals are primarily made of silver! Who knew?

Or, the fun fact that the first and second-place winners of the first modern Olympics, in 1896, received a silver and bronze medal,...

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