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Speedskater Shani Davis calls U.S. team patron Stephen Colbert 'a jerk'

U.S. speedskater and Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis called Colbert Report star and U.S. Speedskating patron Stephen Colbert “a jerk” on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Davis, who has trained in Calgary, was reacting to a question from the Canadian Press about the late-night host’s Canada-bashing, which included references to the residents of that country as “syrup-suckers,” “Sasketchewhiners,” and “Canadian iceholes.”  Colbert, a proud patriot (and aggressive satirist) who raised $300,000 via his website for U.S. Speedskating after Dutch bank DSB pulled out of its sponsorship, was reacting to the restrictions placed on foreign teams attempting to use Canadian facilities to train for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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