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Friday 09 March 2012
David Cameron and Barack Obama are forming their own special relationship – over sports.
When the U.S. President visited the UK last year, he played table tennis with Mr Cameron at a London school.
Now the Prime Minister is being taken to a university basketball game during his official visit to Washington next week.
The White House announced last night that the two men will attend a hoops game in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday as some light relief at a time of growing tension over Iran and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
The coming NATO and G-8 summits along with the Middle East and the global economy will also be on the agenda.
The Obamas are throwing a state dinner for Mr Cameron and his wife, Samantha, on Tuesday night.
The trip to Ohio may also carry some political significance for Mr Obama.
Ohio is a long-standing political battleground state and was a major prize won by Republican Mitt Romney in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries.
Mr Obama, who carried Ohio in 2008, is expected to compete feverishly for voters there in this year's presidential election.
Britain has been a close U.S. ally on foreign policy matters, including the war in Afghanistan and the bombing campaign in Libya that led to the removal of Colonel Gaddafi.
The White House has said Mr Obama and Mr Cameron have developed a strong personal bond.
The Prime Minister is no slouch at sports and has been frequently photographed in a variety of activities including cricket, tennis and football.
Mr Obama regularly plays pickup basketball games and is an avid golfer.
He’s a big fan of the college tournament known in the U.S. as ‘March Madness’, which draws huge crowds to every game and is televised live across the country.
The President has given his prediction of the winner for the past three years on ESPN, the American sports television network.
Source: Mail Online