Olympian Shani Davis Tears Into Team USA for Flag-Bearer Choice

Shani Davis was noticeably absent from the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics

Someone sure dropped the coin on this one.

The women's luge competition at this year's Winter Games is scheduled to start February 12, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

And how was the deadlock broken? In such cases a coin flip settles the issue.

Whether it was heads or tails, we may never know.

It's hard to miss all the support for Olympian Erin Hamlin in her hometown of Remsen.

"I know something about a coin toss, he told me last night", she said Thursday.

The American flag bearer will be luger Erin Hamlin.

Hamlin, who won a bronze medal in luge in 2014, is a two-time world champion.

To be fair, Davis' bonafides are pretty stellar, too.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event. Four years later, he became the first skater - of any color - to defend his title in that event. Davis has every right to be disappointed and voice his opinion online.

He implied that race played a factor in the decision.

Voting for Hamlin and speedskater Shani Davis was tied for the honor, which led to the victor being chosen by a coin toss.

Davis, an African-American, added that he can wait until the next games in 2022 and then included the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth2018.

A vote was held on who should bear the flag after they both received four votes each after a team ballot on Wednesday. These Olympics - his fifth - are largely viewed as the farewell to a brilliant career, even by his teammates. "I think he's just saying that in jest". He and U.S. speed skating were at odds over his status for the team pursuit event debuting at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

What he's objecting to, I assume, is the fact that there was a tie in the first place. Team members voted. When that vote ended in a tie, the choice was left to a coin toss, according to reports.

"So many times athletes don't go and you don't see this but, behind the scenes, you are standing there for hours like sardines". He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said, to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and unsafe neighbor in the community of nations. "Nobody is more deserving in my opinion".

The sister of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in - and appeared genuinely pleased - while they watched an elaborate show of light, sound and human performance, The Associated Press reported.

"That always seems to be a really, really big-name person", she said. After listing several of his accomplishments, which he believes, should have made him the flag-bearer. That's just that."U.S. speedskater Joey Mantia said".

More than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries will compete in the Pyeongchang Games, making it the biggest Winter Olympics to date. "He's not selfish at all".

The process didn't come without controversy, though.



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