Thomson ReutersMarch 7, 2014 15:49
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the U.S. hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics.
The White House responded the president does not welsh on his bets.
"In fairness to President Obama, he's lost bets to me before, and he's always paid up before," Harper said to laughter from his interviewers on TSN 1050 Radio in Toronto. "I'm sure he will."