Shani Davis rips Team USA's decision on flag bearer after coin flip

Scott-USA TODAY Sports

The Winter Olympics haven't even officially started yet, and we already have our first controversy - and it's over who'll carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremony.

On Thursday morning, Davis shared his feelings about the methodology in a Tweet, saying Team USA "dishonorably tossed a coin". "He added he can "wait until 2022" and included a "#BlackHistoryMonth2018" hashtag.

In a historic win at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Hamlin scored a bronze medal in the singles luge heat, a first for any USA competitor since the sport's addition to the games. "Now being voted flag bearer is a whole new level", Hamlin said in a news release. A coin flip was then used to break the tie, per United States Olympic Committee rules. Her only Olympic medal is a bronze.

Davis and US luge veteran Erin Hamlin were the favorites to carry the flag for Team USA at Friday's opening ceremonies, but when a team vote left the two deadlocked, a protocol called for a coin toss to break the tie.

"It was a pretty big shock", Hamlin said of being asked to carry the flag, via NBC Olympics.

Читайте также: Larry Nassar sentenced to 40 to 125 years on Eaton County charges

The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed the tie to the AP and said that everyone involved knew that a coin toss would decide things if the final vote was all tied up.

Perhaps its not surprising that Davis will be joined in Pyeongchang by the first two African-American women to make the US speedskating team — Erin Jackson on the big oval and Maame Biney in short track.

Hamlin gained the selection at a meeting of team representatives from each USA winter sports body after she and Davis were tied at four votes each.

Choosing which world-class athlete would carry the American flag at the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics did not come without controversy. A two-time world champion, Hamlin also has 23 world cup medals. Erin won via a coin toss. The luge star became the first USA athlete to medal in singles luge since the event's inception in 1964.

One of the most decorated athletes in his sport, Davis he will be competing in his fifth Winter Olympics this year. This year will be even more special.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related News:

  • What's New in PS4 Update 5.50, All the Changes

    What's New in PS4 Update 5.50, All the Changes

    There are many PS4 themes and custom wallpapers online , including our own gallery of hundreds of video game-related images. The child will receive notifications telling them when the time is about to expire so they can save and quit their game.
    Indian atrocities can not  stop Kashmir from getting freedom: COAS

    Indian atrocities can not stop Kashmir from getting freedom: COAS

    He said that the Kashmir government should remain focused on providing better governance and raising the Kashmir cause at global fora.
    Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt to star in Netflix's 'The Politician'

    Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt to star in Netflix's 'The Politician'

    According to Deadline , Streisand is in talks to co-star in the hourlong comedy series " The Politician ". Murphy is set to direct the pilot, while Streisand is also expected to direct some episodes.
  • Maybe 2 more inches of snow tonight

    Maybe 2 more inches of snow tonight

    The "Expect at least this much" map has no snowfall across southern CT and the New York City area. After 9 p.m., the radar will start to light up with rain across central and southern Kentucky.
    Polish President Says Will Sign Holocaust Law

    Polish President Says Will Sign Holocaust Law

    He added that he will tell his hosts, "I came to tell the truth where the truth occurred - and it's not dependent on any law". Poland's president says he will sign a controversial Holocaust bill , despite angry protests from Israel and the US.
    Sensex plunges over 1000 points, Nifty dives 3.55 per cent lower

    Sensex plunges over 1000 points, Nifty dives 3.55 per cent lower

    Among the Asian markets, Nikkei in Japan closed 2.6% lower while in late session FTSE in United Kingdom was down over 1%. The decline in percentage terms - 4.6% - was the biggest since August 2011 , during the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis.
  • Drake Visits Miami High School to Film Music Video

    Drake Visits Miami High School to Film Music Video

    Drake showed up to present her with the check after reading an essay she submitted to receive a scholarship past year . Obviously, I don't have the low-down on God's actual plan, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't involve Drake .
    Like Every Other Dictator Donald Trump Wants a Military Parade

    Like Every Other Dictator Donald Trump Wants a Military Parade

    Surrounded by the military's highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. There are many people who see the parade idea otherwise, saying it's a show of force out of line with American tradition.
    Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Colorado Springs

    Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Colorado Springs

    Carey said one officer of the Colorado Springs Police Department was in surgery on Monday night and in stable condition. The shooting occurred as Flick and three other officers were trying to detain a car-theft suspect in Colorado Springs .
  • All of Maine Rejoices After Lobster Emoji Is Made Official

    All of Maine Rejoices After Lobster Emoji Is Made Official

    The Unicode Consortium has announced the finalization of the Emoji 11.0 standard which adds 157 new emojis. Angus King says the emoji is long-overdue and a cause for celebration for lobster lovers.
    Tsunami warning text alerts a result of test from National Weather Service

    Tsunami warning text alerts a result of test from National Weather Service

    The push notification sent to phones in SC was reportedly sent by the AccuWeather app, according to the Post and Courier . This morning there was a release of a TEST Tsunami Warning which was possibly released via some 3rd party applications.
    United Kingdom  court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

    United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

    London police responded to reports of a suspicious package at Ecuador's embassy in the city on Tuesday . A decision in Assange's favor would end Britain's case against him.


Most liked

This Is Reportedly Why The Cavs Traded Dwyane Wade
Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye are reportedly headed to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr . As part of a massive team makeover, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Wade to the Heat before Thursday's 3 p.m.

Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers
Both Nance and Clarkson were vital pieces to this current team, and they could be in shambles for a while. In addition to players, the Lakers will also get the Cavaliers' protected first-round pick in 2018.

U.S. official warns of growing threat from North Korea
In November it tested the Hwasong-15, believed to be capable of reaching the continental United States . Asked what the basis was for his assessment, Wood said he had "no new information to share".

Here's Why These 4 Major Programs Had Their Twitter Accounts Suspended
Despite behind ranked second, the Buckeyes had a productive day, signing No. 1-rated offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. The Bulldogs celebrated a big class Wednesday, as seven players signed to continue their football careers.

ESPN streaming service details confirmed
Within the same app, consumers would need to be pay TV subscribers to access ESPN television networks on an authenticated basis. Adjusted EPS does not include a $1.6 billion benefit related to recent changes in US tax law and certain other one-time items.

Turkey is not occupying Afrin: Opposition party
Among them was the young daughter of Abu Raad, a shell-shocked man from Eastern Ghouta . The United Nations has called for a minimum month-long humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.

Page Referred to Himself as 'Advisor' to Kremlin Staff in 2013 Letter
The recruiter says he "promised Male-1 a lot" and told him he would use his "connections in Russia" to "push contracts" his way. Page said he was one of many people brought in from around the world for the G-20 Summit. "I don't think I've ever met him".

Indianapolis Colts agree terms with Josh McDaniels to become head coach
Now that McDaniels has arrived, some idea of how those assets will be used to reshape this team will start to take shape. He was sacked in December 2010 after the underachieving and splintered Broncos posted an 11-17 record on his watch.

Rahul Dravid Stands With Support Staff, Seeks Equal Reward For All
He continued: "Compared to this, the quality of cricket that these boys play, the quantity of cricket they play is incomparable". In the first media interaction at home after the win, Dravid added, "We had some loose curfews, sometimes they followed it".

Child safe, suspect wanted in connection to viral child pornography investigation
He's charged with distribution of a video depicting sexual assault of a child and an additional charge sexual assault of a child. In the video posted to Facebook, Moore allegedly forces a young girl, whose age has not been specified, to perform oral sex.

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley
The injured were later shifted by rescue officials to a hospital in Saidu Sharif area of Swat, according to government sources. Abbasi pledged that the country's security forces will "fight until the last terrorist is eliminated".

Possible HTC U12 sighting reported in Taiwan, mystery mid-ranger also benchmarked
The logo for Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC (L) is pictured above a busy street in Taipei on July 20, 2012. Aside from the HTC U12 , HTC also showcased the HTC Vive PRO in 2018 and the HTC Vive Focus at the same event.

The Cloverfield Paradox: Everything We Know About Cloverfield 3
Unlike 10 Cloverfield Lane , the story of The Cloverfield Paradox is directly tied to the original. The Cloverfield Paradox isn't entirely a secret, nor did it get a traditional theatrical release .

South Carolina Amtrak crash: Deaths, scores injured after trains collide
The NTSB and other officials continue to investigate and work through the details of an Amtrak train crash in Cayce Sunday. An Amtrak train traveling in SC collided with a CSX freight train on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 70.

Bill Belichick Asked Again About His Decision To Bench Malcolm Butler
Philadelphia played a almost flawless game and did what it had to do to win, so who knows how they might have responded. Watch: Belichick on Malcolm Butler-"We put the best players out there that we thought would be the best tonight".