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US, British ambassadors lose bet, take a dive

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, August 6, 2010 11:35 EDT
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DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Ambassadors from the United States and Britain dived into a swimming pool fully clothed here as payment for a bet struck on the World Cup.

The pair had placed a private wager on the result of the first round match between the USA and England in South Africa with the loser pledging to take a swim wearing his suit.

After the match ended in a 1-1 draw the ambassadors of both countries were consigned to the same watery fate.

The two men paid off their respective part of the bet when they met in the Tajikistan capital last month, with a group if invited guests on hand to act as witnesses.

Unlike their clothes, the ambassadors’ spirits were not dampened.

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