African-American Olympian boycotts opening ceremonies because he wasn’t chosen to carry flag

Larry O’Connor penned an opinion piece at The Washington Times. An excerpt of his latest article, African-American Olympian boycotts opening ceremonies because he wasn’t chosen to carry flag, is below:

The honor of which American athlete would carry the American flag for Team USA at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics came down to a coin flip today in Pyeongchang. And the athlete on the losing end of that flip is not pleased.

Speed skater Shani Davis decided to not participate in today’s ceremonies after he lost the flip to luger Erin Hamlin.

Davis took to Twitter and evoked African American history month in his commentary on the events. [Read More]

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