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Esther Moore
February 9, 2018

Hamlin will be leading Team USA on Thursday night in South Korea at the opening ceremony. This is not a gold-medal-or-bust season for USA Luge star Erin Hamlin, who is bidding for a fourth Olympic appearance. In winning bronze at the Sochi Games, Hamlin broke a 34-year slump for American Luge, which saw the sport dominated by German and Austrian athletes. Given his history, Davis was an obvious candidate to carry the flag for the United States delegation at tomorrow's Opening Ceremony. The process entails that eight athletes from the eight winter sports federations vote on who will be the flag bearer.

Voting for Hamlin and speedskater Shani Davis was tied for the honor, which led to the victor being chosen by a coin toss.

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Shani Davis adds controversy into the selection of the US flag bearer with tweet slamming the process. Ties, according to USOC rules, are decided by a coin flip. That's just that."U.S. speedskater Joey Mantia said".

"It's definitely a surprise, definitely a shock", she said.

But lets remember: The choice of flag bearer goes beyond mere athletic accomplishment.

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Hamlin gained the selection at a meeting of team representatives from each USA winter sports body after she and Davis were tied at four votes each.

That, too, would be a shame. Kelly Clark and Kikkan Randle are the only other five-time Olympians on the roster.

“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. This year will be even more special.

Those issues, a long time in the making, wont be settled anytime soon.

Hamlin, 31, is one of the best of the best when it comes to the luge.

This should be a feel-good moment.

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