The Canadian Olympic Committee pulled off a hilarious April Fool's hoax in which it claimed that it rejected two cases of beer sent by Barack Obama as part of a bet.
The heads of state of Canada and the U.S.A. have established a running Olympic ice hockey bet in which the loser of any Canada-U.S.A. hockey game sends the winner a case of beer. Canada emerged victorious over the U.S.A. in both the men's and women's hockey games at the Sochi Olympics.
But on April Fool's day, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued a press release saying that it was politely rejecting the two cases of beer sent by the U.S.A. because it was disappointed by the quality of the beer. It said the beer would be sent back to the White House with a "Sorry, no thank you" card.
To top off the April Fool's hoax, the press release added that "sorry cards are readily available at Canadian embassies worldwide as a standard for whenever Canadian diplomatic staff feels the need to politely back out of anything."
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