Robert Gibbs Settles Up, Dons Canada Jersey

Press secretary lost twice to Canadian counterpart over Olympic hockey
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2010 2:33 PM CST
Robert Gibbs Settles Up, Dons Canada Jersey
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wears a Team USA Olympic hockey jersey as he briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 12, 2010, after wearing a Team Canada jersey.   (Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – White House spokesman Robert Gibbs came to his daily on-camera briefing today wearing a red-and-white Canadian hockey jersey—the result of not one, but two losing bets on the US-Canadian rivalry at the recent Winter Olympics.

The first wager was on the women's gold medal game. Canada won. Then it was the men's contest, and Gibbs went double-or-nothing with Dimitri Soudas, who is the spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Gold again for Canada. Not to worry, America. Gibbs soon yanked off the Canadian jersey to reveal a "USA" one underneath. (Read more 2010 Vancouver Olympics stories.)

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