Harper, Obama place bets on Olympic hockey finals
Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:06PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:46PM EST
U.S. President Barack Obama, you owe Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper one case of beer.
Harper has won the first of two bets with his American counterpart after the Canadian women’s hockey team mounted a stunning comeback to beat the Americans 3-2 in overtime Thursday.
The leaders had earlier agreed to wager two cases of beer: one for the women’s final game, another for the men’s semifinal showdown between Canada and the U.S. That game takes place Friday.
On a flight from Mexico Thursday, Harper announced the results of the women’s gold-medal game over the plane’s intercom system, CTV News’ Omar Sachedina reported. Harper also offered his congratulations to the team.
“He added, ‘President Obama: I will be looking forward to my beer,’” Sachedina said.
Harper later tweeted about the bet:
According to the PMO, the leaders made the bet during "Three Amigos Summit" in Mexico this week, where the pair joined Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss trade and energy, among other issues.
With files from The Canadian Press