Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 7

In a Feb. 11 Movies, Sam Adams misstated that two women were nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 2022. Jane Campion is the only female nominee.

In a Feb. 10 Five-Ring Circus, Sarah Braner misstated that if the Russian Olympic Committee were to retroactively lose Kamila Valieva’s 20 points earned in the Winter Olympics’ team figure skating competition, the gold-winning ROC would end up well below bronze medal position. It would end up in bronze medal position, 1 point ahead of Canada.


In a Feb. 10 Five-Ring Circus, Madison Malone Kircher misidentified the trick Chloe Kim attempted in her second and third runs in the Winter Olympics halfpipe final. It was a 1260, not a 1280.

In a Feb. 10 Five-Ring Circus, Chris Schleicher misstated that figure skater Nathan Chen’s free skate at the Winter Olympics ended around 10 p.m. ET. It ended shortly after midnight.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 9 Five-Ring Circus erroneously referred to watching the 2018 Olympics on Peacock. The first Olympics shown on Peacock were the Tokyo Games in 2021.

Due to a production error, a photo caption in a Feb. 9 Television misidentified Andrew Dice Clay as Don Harvey. The photo has been removed.

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