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Harper wins beer from Obama Friday

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Stephen Harper
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According to Yahoo! Sports on Friday, United States president Barack Obama owes Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper two cases of beer after Canada defeated the United States in men's and women's hockey at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games the last two days.

On Thursday, Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Quebec scored two dramatic goals as Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in the gold medal game of the Olympic women's hockey tournament.

Then on Friday, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens made 31 saves as Canada blanked the United States 1-0 in the semi-final of the Olympic men's hockey tournament. Team Canada will now play Sweden in the gold medal game on Sunday.

The United States played the men's hockey bronze medal game on Saturday and played poorly throughout. Finland dominated the contest, and led by their captain, Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks, trounced the Americans 5-0. There are no reports if Finnish President Sauli Niinisto bet Obama prior to the game on Saturday.

This is not the first time an American politician has lost a hockey bet. After Canada defeated the United States 3-2 after the gold medal men's hockey game at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, American press secretary Robert Gibbs had to wear a Canadian hockey jersey to work.

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