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

By TheBlast Staff

Team USA chose Olympic luge athlete Erin Hamlin to carry the American flag during Friday's Opening Ceremony at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and her fellow team member is furious.


Voting for Hamlin and speedskater Shani Davis was tied for the honor, which led to the winner being chosen by a coin toss. Davis thought the decision to toss a coin was dishonorable, according to a tweet he made following the announcement.

He tagged #BlackHistoryMonth2018 in the tweet, subtly implying a racial criticism of the decision.

According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the coin toss was the pre-determined method of choosing a winner in the event of a tie.

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