Speedskater was tied with Erin Hamlin for Olympic honorSays USA team acted ‘dishonorably’ when making decisionIt was a feel-good story for a few hours: luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the US flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games, winning that distinction after a vote by some of her fellow athletes. And then Shani Davis tweeted.With that, the entire process was called into controversy. The tweet posted to Davis’ account said the process by which Hamlin won was executed “dishonorably,” and included a reference to Black History Month raising the question of whether the speedskater was suggesting that race played a role in the decision. Davis is black, Hamlin is white. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/08/shani-davis-erin-hamlin-winter-olympics


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