Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Team USA speed skater Shani Davis says Team USA "dishonorably" tossed a coin to decide it's flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
He took to Twitter Thursday to voice his displeasure with the United Status Olympic Committee choosing luger Erin Hamlin - - via coin toss - - to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event," Davis tweeted. "@TeamUSA dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer. No problem. I can wait until 2022. #BlackHistoryMonth2018 #PyeongChang2018."
Davis will be 39-years-old at the 2022 Winter Olympics. It is considered a long shot for him to appear at a sixth-consecutive Winter Games in Beijing.
I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event. @TeamUSA dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer. No problem. I can wait until 2022. #BlackHistoryMonth2018 #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/dsmTtNkhJs— Shani Davis (@ShaniDavis) February 8, 2018
The United Status Olympic Committee announced the Hamlin was selected as Team USA's flag bearer on Wednesday. The decision was made after a vote ended up in a tie. The next step was a coin toss.
"Being named to an Olympic Team is an amazing accomplishment, and making four teams and winning the bronze medal is so much more than I could I have imagined I would accomplish. Now being voted flag bearer is a whole new level," Hamlin said in a news release.
"Working hard and earning success is one thing, being acknowledged as a great representative and member of Team USA by fellow athletes - many who I have been inspired by - is above and beyond anything I've experienced. It is definitely a privilege and honor to be the one to lead the team and will be a very special moment. I can't wait to share it with them all!"
Hamlin is a four-time Olympian and former olympic bronze medalist. Davis has two gold medals and a silver medal.
Nordic skier Todd Lodwick carried the flag in 2014. Luger Mark Grimmette performed the duty in 2010 and speed skater Chris Witty carried the flag in 2006.