President Obama, Prime Minister Harper Place Wager on Today’s Hockey Game

Feb 28, 2010 2:47pm

President Obama and Prime Minister Harper have made a friendly wager on the Men's Hockey Gold Medal Game set to begin at 3:15 ET, a White House official said.

If the US wins, Prime Minister Harper will purchase a case of Yuengling beer for President Obama.

If the Canada emerges victorious, President Obama will purchase a case of Molson Canadian for Prime Minister Harper.*

On Thursday, the White House announced a bet on the USA vs Canada Womens Hockey gold medal game. If Canada won, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was to wear a Team Canada jersey during his next press gaggle. (These are not televised.) If Team USA won, Dimitri Soudas, Prime Minister's Press Secretary, was to wear a Team USA jersey during his next briefing on the day the Canadian Parliament is scheduled to return on March 3.

Canada won.

So now the two spokesmen have a second bet, double or nothing, for the USA vs Canada Men's Hockey gold medal game.

If Canada wins Gibbs will wear the Team Canada jersey for the first 15 mins of an on-camera briefing sometime in the next two weeks. If USA wins, the two are even, "but Gibbs will of course then have official bragging rights," says White House spokesman Nick Shapiro.

-jpt

*This post was updated after the White House sent out a note correcting the actual bet.

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