Team USA has picked its flag bearer

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Speed skating pioneer Shani Davis made no secret of his desire to carry the stars and stripes into the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang Friday with a tweet aimed directly at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

And Davis was definitely not happy about it, venting in a tweet that the coin toss was "dishonorably" done.

He became the first black athlete to ever win a gold medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics 12 years ago in Turin, Italy. "I can wait until 2022".

Th 31-year-old from Remsen, New York, made history four years ago in Sochi when she became the first US athlete ever to win an Olympic singles luge medal by securing bronze.

The flag bearer is typically chosen in a vote of the eight United States winter sport federations, which represent biathlon, bobsled and skeleton, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski and snowboarding, and speed skating.

Earlier this week, U.S. Luger Erin Hamlin - who is white - was chosen to carry the flag from among a group of U.S athletes.

Hamlin will don an exclusive "Team USA Opening Ceremony heated parka" designed by Polo Ralph Lauren, the statement said.

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The U.S. Olympic Committee, an organization that never passes up a chance to shoot itself in the foot, came up with a voting process that could quite plausibly end in a tie.

Hamlin and Davis were among several members of the Olympic team nominated to carry the American flag in the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea.

However, according to fellow Olympian Shani Davis, the process that led to Hamlin being named flag bearer was not a fair one.

Perhaps even more puzzling is why Davis wasnt the overwhelming choice among his fellow US athletes.

Davis became embroiled in one of the Winter Olympics' first major talking points when a post from his Twitter account hit the internet on Thursday night.

"It was a pretty big shock", Hamlin told NBC of her new role, "but it is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by all of Team USA".

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