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article imageBeer goes to Canada in a wager between the PM and President

By Gordon K. Chan     Mar 1, 2010 in Politics
The thrilling Olympic hockey final between the U.S.-Canada won the Canadian Prime Minister a case of beer courtesy of U.S. President Obama who lost the bet while watching the exciting overtime match from the Oval Office.
The White House Press Secretary tweeted that the American President was tuned in to the "unreal game" right in the Oval Office as the two countries competed for gold on the final day of the Winter Olympics.
The bet was for a case of Molson Canadian for the Prime Minster and a case of Yeungling for the President.
In a 3-2 overtime win for the Canadians, the beer will be shipped to the Prime Minister's office in Ottawa but according to USA Today, it is uncertain if the President will ship an Oval Office beverage favorite, Molson XXX, to Canada.
The Prime Minister, who attended the exciting gold finale, personally visited Team Canada in the locker room and said, "We’re really proud of you all."
Harper continues, "You’ve done a great job on behalf of the country, not just this gold, which we all wanted so bad, but 14 gold, an Olympic record for any country in the Winter Olympics. Congratulations.”
It is also reported that the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, has lost a friendly wager to his Canadian press counterpart for the women's Canada-U.S. gold final. In a 2-0 win for the northern neighbors, Gibbs, who played with higher stakes, will now have to wear a Canadian hockey jersey on camera.
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