Erin Hamlin selected to be opening ceremony flag bearer

Erin Hamlin selected to be opening ceremony flag bearer

Erin Hamlin selected to be opening ceremony flag bearer

American speedskater Shani Davis chose to not walk in the parade of athletes during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea after another athlete was chosen to be the flag bearer.

She'll be going for gold in the Women's Luge competition, which would best her bronze medal earned at the Sochi Games four years ago. Not everyone can be a Michael Phelps or Bonnie Blair and win gold medals over multiple Olympic games.

It comes after luge slider Erin Hamlin was selected ahead of him for the role at Friday's opening ceremony. Hamlin won a coin toss, which was the predetermined method of picking a victor if all else failed in the athlete-led process.

American speedskater Shani Davis criticized Team USA's flag-bearer selection process in a tweet Thursday morning. I tell you what, I can't wait. Moreover, he seems upset that he lost on a coin flip.

The coin toss is never anyone's preferred outcome, and it's not like Olympic federations are above accusations of shadiness.

Luge athlete Erin Hamlin, who had tied Davis 4-4 in the initial team vote, carried the flag today. In 2006, he was mischaracterized by fellow USA speedskater Chad Hedrick who accused Davis of betrayal for not skating the team pursuit, blaming Davis for costing Hedrick and the US team a gold medal. But Hamlin was chosen as flag bearer in a tiebreaker.

That prompted Davis, an Olympian for the fifth time at these Games, to take a shot at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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He said the pick was made "dishonorably" by a simple coin toss.

Trouble is, Davis isn't likely to get another chance at carrying the flag.

Speaking before Davis" frustrated tweet, Hamlin said: "My family are really pumped.

Just before the opening ceremony, Kim Yong-nam, the highest-ranking North Korean official to travel to the South, attended a dinner for visiting foreign dignitaries hosted by Moon.

As ESPN noted, Davis has a history of throwing tantrums, and this is not the first time he has caused an Olympic controversy.

"He looks after the younger people like me and gives great advice", said 21-year-old Emery Lehman, who will be competing in his second Olympics at Pyeongchang.

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