When to watch local Olympians Erin Hamlin, Maddie Phaneuf

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Four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin will be the US flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the US Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.

"I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event", Davis, an Olympian for the fifth time at these Games, posted on his verified Twitter account. "I can't wait to share it with them all!"

Davis, who owns two Olympic gold medals and a pair of silvers, is the first African-American athlete to win an individual title at a Winter Games. The eight winter sporting federations - bobsled and skeleton, ski and snowboarding, figure skating, curling, biathlon, hockey, speed skating, and luge - each nominate an athlete and then cast ballots in a series of rounds. The vote ended tied at 4-4, which resulted in a coin flip. Her only Olympic medal is a bronze.

He will become the fourth luger to serve in the U.S. role, and the first since Mark Grimmette at Vancouver 2010. Maame Biney, who has said Davis is one of her inspirations, will compete for the short track speedskating team, and Erin Jackson, an experienced inline skater who only started training on the ice just months ago, will compete for the long-track speedskating team.

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According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the coin toss was the pre-determined method of choosing a victor in the event of a tie. Given his history, Davis was an obvious candidate to carry the flag for the United States delegation at tomorrow's Opening Ceremony.

According to Team USA, Hamlin was chosen after a vote by other members of Team USA. "But it is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by all of Team USA". Hamlin won a bronze medal in luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“Its sad that Shani wanted it and didnt get it, and this is probably his last Olympics, ” Mantia said, shrugging off Davis reference to 2022.

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