USA drops the coin on flag bearer at Winter Olympics

USA drops the coin on flag bearer at Winter Olympics

With Davis, beyond the four Olympic medals, look no further than his own team, where Erin Jackson and Maame Biney are the first African-American women to ever make the speedskating team in Pyeongchang.

Hamlin earned a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics which broke a 34-year streak of the podium being occupied exclusively by German and Austrian women.

The Winter Games are here, kicking off with an opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium that introduced 2,900 athletes from 92 countries in competition for 102 medals over the span of two weeks.

Luge athlete Erin Hamlin was selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the event after she and Davis tied through several rounds of voting.

Erin Hamlin reacts after the women's singles luge competition at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 13, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. When the final vote stayed deadlocked at 4-4, the committee used a predetermined method of choosing a victor: a coin toss. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", Davis tweeted.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are finally here so we think it's only fair that you get to know some of the awesome athletes representing the USA this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "His use of the hashtag "#BlackHistoryMonth2018" with his latest tweets has spurred some backlash on Twitter (where all discourse is civil and thoughtful, right?) with some followers accusing him of unfairly injecting race into the topic (Hamlin is white).

Hamlin won a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games and is a two-time world champion. They created the popular "Luge Hooch" drink, which is half Bailey's, half Jameson that is beloved among the US luge family in Pyeongchang and sipped through a plastic flask.


While Hamlin did already find a gown, she told Us she couldn't begin fittings until closer to the big day, thanks to her training.

She also said the honor is extra special because her peers recognize her talent and place among the team.

"That always seems to be a really, really big-name person", she said.

"I wanted to bail and my parents said, 'No, you signed up for it, you have to follow through, '" Hamlin said. The vote ended tied at 4-4, which resulted in a coin flip.

Hamlin was chosen, according to the US Olympic Committee.

He insisted the Opening Ceremony saga wasn't a distraction. Erin won and Shani was pissed.

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