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Obama aide who lost bet dons Canada gear

The White House spokesman came to his daily on-camera briefing on Friday wearing a red-and-white Canadian hockey jersey — the result of not one, but two losing bets on the U.S.-Canadian rivalry at the recent Winter Olympics.
Image: Robert Gibbs
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs donned the jersey to pay off a bet after Canada defeated the US in hockey in the Olympics. Charles Dharapak / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

Robert Gibbs is a jersey boy now.

The White House spokesman came to his daily on-camera briefing on Friday wearing a red-and-white Canadian hockey jersey — the result of not one, but two losing bets on the U.S.-Canadian rivalry at the recent Winter Olympics.

The first wager was on the women's gold medal game. Canada won.

Then it was the men's contest, and Gibbs went double-or-nothing with Dimitri Soudas, who's the spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Gold again for Canada.

Not to worry, America. Gibbs soon yanked off the Canadian jersey to reveal a "USA" one underneath.