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Barack Obama sends Canadian prime minister beer for hockey bet

March 19, 2010 |  8:44 am


President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper wagered a case of beer on the outcome of the men's gold medal Olympic hockey game, which Canada won on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal.

Obama made good on his bet Friday morning, sending Harper some Molson Canadian. He even included a case of Yuengling, the beer he would have desired had the U.S. claimed the gold.

Ambassador David Jacobson delivered the prize to a very pleased Harper.  

"David, you guys always fulfill your promises to us, and we appreciate it," Harper said. 

But Harper's pleasure will not be augmented by his beer of choice.

Harper's spokesman Dimitri Soudas said the two cases of beer will be donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

-- Melissa Rohlin

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, holds a case of Yuengling presented to him outside his home by US Ambassador David Jacobson. Credit: Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press.