Olympic Speed Skater Shreds Team USA Over Flag-Bearer Coin Toss

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Hamlin gained the selection at a meeting of team representatives from each US winter sports body after she and Davis were tied at four votes each. The message described as "dishonorable" the process by which luge athlete Erin Hamlin was picked to carry the flag. The vote ended tied at 4-4, which resulted in a coin flip.

Erin Hamlin has been given the honor of being flag bearer for Team USA. Davis believes that he was more than qualified to be the flag bearer, tweeting that the coin toss was done "dishonorably".

Shani Davis adds controversy into the selection of the US flag bearer with tweet slamming the process. Davis is not only the first black athlete to ever win a gold medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics, but also the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in the 1000 meters.

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According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), Hamlin and Davis were two of the eight candidates to carry the flag.

Speedskater Shani Davis expressed his unhappiness on Twitter. Davis is also the most decorated Olympian on the team.

Hamlin is no stranger to history.

This isn't the first controversy to affect the U.S. Team.

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She will be the fourth luger to serve as the U.S. flag bearer, and the first since 2010.

Hamlin began her Olympic career at the 2006 Games in Turin and she has already announced she'll hang up her sled after PyeongChang.

Bearing the flag in the Opening Ceremony would put her in an exclusive club of athletic greats including Michael Phelps and Scott Hamilton. For the 2016 Games in Sochi, nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick carried the flag before the Winter Games, and hockey player Julie Chu carried it for the Closing Ceremony.

Hamlin, who won a bronze medal in luge in 2014, is a two-time world champion.

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