Obama loses bet, Canada gets more beer
February 21st, 2014
03:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama loses bet, Canada gets more beer

(CNN) - It didn't take long for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to remind President Barack Obama that the U.S. President now owes Canada two cases of beer, following the loss of the U.S. men's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

About 15 minutes minutes after his country's team bested the U.S. on the ice, the Prime Minister claimed his prize on Twitter.

The heads of state had made the friendly wager Thursday morning, with each betting a case of beer on Friday's semi-final game, as well as the women's championship game on Thursday. The U.S. women's team lost in overtime, 3-2.

As for the men's team, Canada defeated its southern neighbors, 1-0. It was the second Olympic games in which Canada knocked the U.S. out of gold medal contention.

Read more: Canada breaks U.S. hockey hearts a second time in 24 hours

Filed under: Olympics • President Obama
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Tom Paine:

    "As far as Christie is concerned, he is coming off as grossly overrated and incompetent, and that's what the conservative press in NJ and NY are saying about him."

    Indeed he is. Although I suspect he was very much overrated and incompetent from the get-go. Apparently Mitt Romney thought so as well.

    February 21, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. don in albuquerque

    Oh Donna, you silly goose.

    February 21, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. smith

    @Jeff Brown- Im sure Donna is thinking the same about you.

    February 21, 2014 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. don in albuquerque


    Does the category of "everyone" consist of you and your goldfish? I do not believe you speak for "everyone".

    February 21, 2014 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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