Obama loses beer bet to Harper

AFP-JIJI

President Barack Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer, after the Canada women’s ice hockey team’s comeback victory in the gold-medal game against the United States in Sochi on Thursday.

But Obama has a chance to get his own back and win some Canadian brew in the cross border bet, when the two nations go head-to-head again on Friday in the semifinals of the men’s Olympic tournament.

“@barackobama, I look forward to my case of beer,” Harper tweeted after the 3-2 Canadian win.