Barack Obama follows through on Olympic beer bet

A photo of the Samuel Adams bottles U.S. President Barack Obama sent Canadian PM Stephen Harper.

A photo of the Samuel Adams bottles U.S. President Barack Obama sent Canadian PM Stephen Harper.

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Unlike his Russian counterpart, Canada's political leader is pretty darn happy about the men’s hockey tournament at the Sochi Games.

In the wake of Canada’s methodical 3-0 win over Sweden Sunday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper contacted coach Mike Babcock to applaud the game plan that secured a second straight Olympic gold medal for Canada.

“Just spoke w/coach Mike Babock and told him (this) was the most perfectly executed game I have ever witnessed,” Harper, a noted hockey fan, wrote on Twitter.

Heading into the semifinals Friday, Harper had bet U.S. President Barack Obama a case of beer that the Canadians would beat the American team. A Jamie Benn goal gave Canada a 1-0 win in that game, setting the stage for the shutout win in the gold-medal final on Sunday.

And it appears Obama is a man of his word.

The U.S. sent Harper a special delivery 48 hours after a pair of defeats.


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