Canadian Hockey Win Costs Obama a Case of Beer

President loses beer bet with Canadian PM Stephen Harper
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 5:28 AM CST
A Canadian fan watches Canada's 3 - 2 overtime gold medal ice hockey victory over USA at Canada House in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb.28, 2010 at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in...   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Scott Gardner)
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(Newser) – Bragging rights weren't the only thing the US lost in yesterday's gold-medal hockey game: President Obama owes Canadian PM Stephen Harper a case of Molson. Had the US emerged on top, Obama would have scored Yuengling, which, like Molson, is this country's oldest beer, reports the Globe and Mail.

And that wasn't the only bet being made in the White House: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' wager with Canadian counterpart Dimitri Soudas over the women's hockey final ended with Gibbs now having to wear a Canadian hockey jersey for the first 15 minutes of a media briefing. "I've always thought that the colours of red, white and....That's it. Just red and white bring out the color of Robert's eyes,” quipped Soudas. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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