Olympics: Obama owes Harper beers after Canadian ice hockey wins
OTTAWA (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper aimed to collect on Friday on a wager for beer with US President Barack Obama after Canada's women's and men's Olympic ice hockey teams beat US squads.
"Like I said, team USA is good but we are winter," Harper said in a Twitter posting. "I look forward to my two cases of beer." Canada defeated the US men 1-0 in the Sochi Olympic men's semi-finals, advancing to Sunday's final against Sweden in a tournament filled with stars from the National Hockey League.
"That is a shame," White House press secretary Jay Carney commented after learning the final score.
"Congratulations to Canada, they certainly know their way around a hockey rink," he added.