Tag: Shani Davis

Speed skater who lost out on carrying American flag sits out opening ceremony

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons @Mingo Hagen

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Shani Davis was passed over for carrying the U.S. Olympic flag. The speed skater had been tied with luge star Erin Hamlin.

The method of breaking the tie, as was already established, was to do a coin toss, which was the tie breaking procedure that had been established prior by the U.S. Olympic Committee.