Team USA's Shani Davis skips Olympics opening ceremony after flag bearer controversy


However, his recent Tweet regarding not being made the flag bearer for the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics is just plain sour grapes. Hamlin never thought she would accomplish what she has - four Olympic Winter Games, four world championships medals and an Olympic medal with a chance to win another this month.

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

Luge veteran Erin Hamlin has entered her last Olympics carrying the USA flag, which started as a feel-good story but quickly turned controversial. Erin won via a coin toss. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", he wrote on February 8. He shredded Team USA's tie-breaker rules, saying the position was "dishonorably" decided.

"This is something totally different [than winning an Olympic medal]", Hamlin said.

"I know something about a coin toss, he told me last night", she said Thursday.

Hamlin won three medals at the 2017 World Championships, the most by a USA luger at Worlds in a single year. Who's that? Right: Shani Davis. Unless of course, Davis is alleging race played a factor in the decision.

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Davis' beefs have included many, from U.S. Speedskating to comedic talk show host Stephen Colbert, whose show had become the official sponsor of U.S. Speedskating in 2009.

Davis' mother, Cherie Davis, said she was unaware of the tweet until an AP reporter spoke to her by phone.

"He looks after the younger people like me and gives great advice", said 21-year-old Emery Lehman, who will be competing in his second Olympics at Pyeongchang.

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

"It has nothing to do with me aside from the fact that I am the flag bearer and I'm going to enjoy the moment and represent my teammates and my country as well as I can", Hamlin said to ABC. It started a streak of US men winning multiple World Cup races in each of the three seasons since the 2014 Olympics.