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Obama watched USA-Canada hockey Olympic thriller. Owes PM Harper in Molson bet


WASHINGTON--Canada's hockey victory over the U.S. in a 3-2 overtime win for the gold was viewed by President Obama, reported White House press secretary Robert Gibbs via Twitter.

"Wow unreal game...POTUS watched OT in his office right off the Oval Office - all of us are so proud of our great team," Gibbs wrote.

The win, which handed Canada a record 14 gold winter Olympic medals--though the U.S. had more overall medals, a record 37, a storyline that should make everyone happy---means Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer.

Harper bet if the U.S. won, Harper would send Obama some Yuengling beer. Obama now owes Harper some bottles or cans of Molson Canadian

gold silver bronze total
1. United States 9 15 13 37
2. Germany 10 13 7 30
3. Canada 14 7 5 26


Lots printed today that appears very bitter towards Canadan and our win. Nice to see one American being a good sport, like Canada would have been had Team Canada won silver. POTUS setting an example for the rest of the country.

It's not Molson Canadia, it's Molson Canadian.

Sydney crosby should never be cheered in the US again.

Congrats to canada on a hard earned win. I just wish someone other than Crosby had made the game winner.

Thank you America for giving us a fantastic game, you played well.

Hockey is Canada's game! Congratulations Canada on a fantastic gold medal in men's and women's hockey, and on more gold medals than any other country in winter Olympic history!

Come on USA, no more sour grapes! Silver is nothing to be ashamed of.

It was a great win for Canada, and it will Solidify Sidney as a hockey legend. I hope the US fans will support the World Junior games in Buffalo starting Dec 26 2010. Canada had won 5 straight, but the mighty USA team won this last one. Team Canada vs USA has many more instalments to come, for sure.

Scott McArthur Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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