Jan 9, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have no plans to face off against each other in a pair of hockey games to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.
That according to the Prime Minister’s Office, which today was forced to refute a report in the Toronto Star that the two leaders would be hitting the ice in September. (Presumably with the winner becoming the undisputed ruler of the North Pole.)
To be fair, the rumor wasn’t the most ridiculous ever.
Putin isn’t an experienced hockey player; however, he did skate with CSKA Moscow in November.
Harper knows all about hockey – he’s even written a book on the game’s history that’s due out later this year. Granted, he only played a few years as a kid and quit when he was 13.
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