Obama honours Sochi beer bet

24th February, 2014 by Lauren Eads

President Obama has upheld a beer bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after the US men and women’s hockey teams both lost to Canada in recent clashes.

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The pair bet on their respective men and women’s Olympic hockey teams last week with both agreeing to give the other a case of beer should their teams lose.

Unfortunately for Obama the US men and women’s teams both lost leaving Obama two cases of beer worse off.

Canada defeated the US men 1-0 in the Sochi Olympic men’s semi-finals, advancing to Sunday’s final against Sweden who they beat 3-0.

While the women’s Canadian team beat their US counterparts 3-2 in the women’s hockey final in a game which ran into sudden-death overtime.

Posting on Twitter, Harper said: “Like I said, team USA is good but we are winter. I look forward to my two cases of beer.”

Forty-eight hours after the defeat President Obama sent the Canadian PM a special delivery of Samuel Adams beer – brewed by the Boston Beer Company.

It was not the first time the two men had wagered beer over hockey, or that Obama had lost.

The president sent Harper a case of American Yuengling beer after Canada’s men defeated the United States in an over-time thriller at in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic hockey final.

During the 2010 Football World Cup, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama place a bet on the outcome of a England v USA game – which resulted in a draw.

To honour the bet the leaders exchanged drinks with President Obama handing over a bottle of Goose Island 312, brewed in Chicago, while Cameron gave his counterpart a bottle of Hobgoblin from the Wychwood brewery in Oxfordshire.

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