- "We are very pleased that the Americans have returned our beloved mascot. Magizoologists are currently keeping Hans under close observation for ill effects. If any are discovered we will of course lobby the ICWQC for the USA's immediate disqualification from the World Cup."
- —Minister Obermeier's statement, after the Americans gave Hans the Augurey back to Liechtenstein during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup[src]
Following the American victory over Liechtenstein on the quarter-finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, the Liechtenstein mascot, a large and gloomy Augurey called Hans, was kidnapped by high-spirited American fans celebrating their team's historic triumph. Hans was put back in his customised pen the following day, 9 June 2014, but not before negotiations for his return reached the highest levels: Minister Otto Obermeier and President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America Samuel G. Quahog had to exchange terse owls so that the bird was returned home. Even though President Quahog termed it was done in a "friendly and cooperative fashion", Minister Obermeier insisted that if any ill effects were discovered on Hans, Liechtenstein would "of course lobby the ICWQC for the USA's immediate disqualification from the World Cup".
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