To recap the wager: Gibbs said he'd wear a Canadian jersey to a news briefing if the Canadians won, and counterpart Dmitri Soudas, spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, would wear the U.S. jersey if the Americans won. Sadly, Team USA lost, but the Americans did have an impressive, record-setting medal haul at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
The surprise for the assembled reporters -- and those watching on cable and the Internet -- was when Gibbs took off his Canadian jersey to display a blue Team USA jersey hidden underneath. The U.S. jersey bore the number 10, which Gibbs said was in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Gibbs took most of his questions today wearing the U.S. jersey.
On Monday, Hockey Canada unveiled Team Canada3’s 2010 hockey jersey that will be worn by the men ’s, womenr’s and sledge hockey teams representing Canada at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. While music played over loudspeakers, two huge jersey replicas were hoisted at the UBC Thunderbird Arena, one of the two venues for Olympic hockey.
The jerseys were designed by Nike in collaboration with Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow in order to tell the story of Canadas’s rich history. Inside the red maple leaf crest, the central element of the jersey, are design features that incorporate imagery from across Canada including smaller maple leafs representing the Olympic gold medal counts for Canada ’s men ’s (7), women7’s (3), and sledge hockey team (1).