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indianswim
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Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
For anyone who isn't aware, Shani Davis was once again deep in controversy after he publicly bitched about losing a coin flip to decide who would carry the flag at the opening ceremony. He even went so far as to suggest racism because he's black, the first black athlete to ever win gold in the Olympic Games, at that.

Now, he's taking it further and not only is he not carrying the flag, he's boycotting the ceremony altogether.

I said this in 2006 and pretty much every winter Olympic games since then. frick Shani Davis.

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ETA. He’s the first black male to win gold at the Winter Olympics. I knew that and posted hastily earlier.
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SSpaniel
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
Well, Ok Shani. Be a baby. The rest of the world doesn't give a crap.


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NYNolaguy1
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Now, he's taking it further and not only is he not carrying the flag, he's boycotting the ceremony altogether.



Just as an FYI, the ceremony already happened.


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ShortyRob
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
I hope he trips and catches a skaters blade to his face on the way down.


tigerfoot
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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He even went so far as to suggest racism because he's black, the first black athlete to ever win gold in the Olympic Games, at that.

I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

To hell with all of em.





Speed skaters are the worst.


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DrunkerThanThou
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
He a ice skater. All this bull shite is just his attempt to prove his blackness to a culture that probably looks down on him for being in a "white" sport


Clyde Tipton
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
This story is getting darker and gayer by the day. What a shame.


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bamarep
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
frick him.


Don't go.


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eng08
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
This is BS, all olympians and Paralympians are required to take a “class” before each games. You sit there for a morning and get lectured by USOC Staff and past athletes.

One of the biggest things they stress repeatedly is to leave politics and personal beliefs out of it. You are there to represent the entire US not your personal opinions.

It’s absurd to me.



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Dale51
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony

He never got over his parents naming him "Shani". Sounds like something you might name a short legged, long haired lap dog.


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Dale51
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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I hope he trips and catches a skaters blade to his face on the way down.


If he tries the "Iron Lotus", things might turn out worse than that.

The only successful attempt in professional pairs figure skating was by Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy.
The move was so controversial, it was only ever attempted in North Korea.
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Pettifogger
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
Does this dude have a long history of being a douche?



Tiger Prawn
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
Considering that endorsement deals during and immediately after the Olympics are one of the best chances for many of these athletes to make money off their athletic talent, probably not a wise idea to act like a whiny bitch if he hopes to pickup any endorsements based on Olympic performance.


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He even went so far as to suggest racism because he's black

Coin tosses are racist apparently


upgrayedd
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CamdenTiger
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He knows it’s cold, not fooling anyone...


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Obtuse1
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
Actually, he only ever planned to attend if he carried the flag. The opening ceremony interfered with his normal training routine. This isn't to say he isn't a jackass but he isn't "boycotting".

I think his tweet was stupid and just petty but Davis has gotten a lot of shite for things he didn't do. Like in 2006 when he got bent over about not racing in the pursuit, facts were/are he wasn't even eligible to race but he still got skewered anyway.

Hate on Davis for what he did/does but don't hate on him for stuff he didn't do.


upgrayedd
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Does this dude have a long history of being a douche?

I think this is a sign of a bigger issue. Self-centered, entitled a-holes like him can't think of anything bigger than themselves and the disease is spreading.


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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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he only ever planned to attend if he carried the flag. The opening ceremony interfered with his normal training routine. This isn't to say he isn't a jackass but he isn't "boycotting".


This makes a little more sense. Thanks for clarifying.

I would think I'd go to every opening ceremony for an Olympics I qualified for, but then again I'll never be an olympic athlete

Still stupid to tweet what he did, like you said.

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I think his tweet was stupid and just petty but Davis has gotten a lot of shite for things he didn't do. Like in 2006 when he got bent over about not racing in the pursuit, facts were/are he wasn't even eligible to race but he still got skewered anyway.


That incident doesn't make the current one any better tbh.

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Hate on Davis for what he did/does but don't hate on him for stuff he didn't do.


Fair enough.



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indianswim
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Does this dude have a long history of being a douche?



Yes. Going back to 2006, he refused to be on the relay, and it cost them a medal. They had a good chance of getting gold, and they ended up not getting a medal at all. He's also rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and made shitty comments to competitors and interviewers.


goatmilker
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re: Shani Davis is boycotting the Olympics Opening Ceremony
Once a dick always a dick.
Social media will not be kind dipsh!t.


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