Skip to comments.Shani Davis Says USA 'Dishonorably Tossed a Coin to Decide Its 2018 Flag Bearer'
Posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:03 AM PST by simpson96
American speedskater Shani Davis criticized Team USA's flag-bearer selection process in a tweet Thursday morning.
After luger Erin Hamlin was chosen as the United States' representative for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Davis wrote the following:
Shani DavisVerified account @ShaniDavis
I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event. @TeamUSA dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer. No problem. I can wait until 2022. #BlackHistoryMonth2018 #PyeongChang2018
According to the Associated Press, Hamlin and Davis were two of the eight candidates to carry the flag. A 4-4 deadlock in the voting led to a coin flip, which resulted in Hamlin winning the right to be flag-bearer.
The United States Olympic Committee made it known that voters were aware of a coin flip being the final tiebreaker if no majority decision could be reached.
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Away with you, racist.
How does one dishonorably toss a coin? ...................
LOL Depends on where you toss it.
She will now have to kneel instead...................
How long until The Usual Suspects chime in?
Then quit flapping your lips.
At least don't lie and say ‘no problem’ when the entire reason you tweeted was because you have a problem.
Silly racist, didnt you know ANY method which deprives a person of color of anything they think they should have is dishonorable and racist. I dont know why “we” seem to have a problem understanding the new rules. We get beat over the head with them all day every day from every corner.
Affirmative action coin tossing.
Sounds like poor sportsmanship here
She lost the coin toss, move on lady
Glad they didn’t give this guy the flag bearer responsibilities. His words are those of a whiny activist. If he wins a gold medal you can bet this guy will take a knee.
Wow, I didn't realize Shani was a guy.
“If he wins a gold medal you can bet this guy will take a knee.”
He’s already past his prime and not a real medal contender. Saying he’ll be back in 2022 is a complete joke.
Yes ... I know that. So why not just type “repeat”? 3-peat is used a lot referring to three consecutive wins, but repeat is normally used for two consecutive. 2-peat is just stupid, IMO.
“move on lady”
It’s a he, I think.
That’s even worse!
A real man does not react this way!.....................
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