Hamlin to carry USA flag at Pyeongchang 2018 Opening Ceremony

Hamlin to carry USA flag at Pyeongchang 2018 Opening Ceremony

Hamlin to carry USA flag at Pyeongchang 2018 Opening Ceremony

Two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shani Davis said Team USA "dishonorably" used a coin toss to determine its flag bearer for the Games this year. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", he wrote on February 8. She earned a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming the first US athlete to do so since singles luge began at the Olympics in 1964. The process entails that eight athletes from the eight winter sports federations vote on who will be the flag bearer. The USOC, clearly aware a tie was possible, let it be known before the games that a coin flip would be used to decide the victor if that happened. The 2018 Winter Olympics marks Davis' fifth Olympic appearance, although he left Salt Lake City after the Opening Ceremony in 2002 to compete in the Junior World Championships in Italy.

Team USA speed skater Shani Davis says Team USA "dishonorably" tossed a coin to decide it's flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Erin Hamlin of the United States takes a curve during a World Cup luge event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

Perhaps its not surprising that Davis will be joined in Pyeongchang by the first two African-American women to make the USA speedskating team — Erin Jackson on the big oval and Maame Biney in short track. The luge star became the first US athlete to medal in singles luge since the event's inception in 1964.

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And speedskater Shani Davis, a five-time Olympian and four-time medalist, ended up on the wrong end of it.

Earlier this week, U.S. Luger Erin Hamlin - who is white - was chosen to carry the flag from among a group of U.S athletes.

"We've grown up watching the Olympics and we're always like, 'Who's going to be carrying the flag?' she said". It is definitely a privilege and honor to be the one to lead the team and will be a very special moment.

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