There's Already Controversy on Team USA About the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Erin Hamlin will carry the US flag into Friday's opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

USA Luge declined comment on the tweet. Not everyone can be a Michael Phelps or Bonnie Blair and win gold medals over multiple Olympic games. The USOC's official procedure dictated that a coin flip must be used to break the tie.

After the decision, Davis-who became the first black athlete to medal in an individual event in any Winter Olympics-expressed his displeasure on Twitter. Though, one has to wonder why he included the Black History Month hashatg, in his tweet.

She became the first US athlete to win an Olympic singles luge medals since the event debuted at the Olympics in 1964. She won bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, making her the first American luger to ever medal at the Winter Olympics in singles competition. Had he been named flag bearer, the people confirmed, he would have accepted the honor and taken part.

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Hamlin will be the sixth woman in 23 games to carry the U.S. flag, and the first since 2006.

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

With the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics less than 24 hours away, Team USA has finally selected its flag bearer. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", he wrote on February 8. @TeamUSA dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer.

On the other is Shani Davis - a decorated speed skater and five-time Olympics qualifier.

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The coin toss, according to the Associated Press, came after a 4-4 tie between Davis and Hamlin.

"To me, that always seems to be a really, really big-name person", Hamlin said at the time. For example, when Dan Jansen didn't medal during his first couple Winter Olympic Games he didn't quit or complain.

Hamlin learned of the voting result Wednesday night. "I slide. That's what I do". Put me at the top of a track; that's my happy place. Their animosity toward one another was obvious at a news conference, when Hedrick brought up the team pursuit and Davis stormed out of the room.

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