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British PM Cameron to accompany Obama for college basketball game

March 9, 2012 - London

The White House has announced that British Prime Minister David Cameron will accompany President Barack Obama to a college basketball game during his official visit next week.

The pair will sit on the sidelines of a National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament clash in Ohio, and this is being touted as a move designed to accentuate the special relationship between the two allies.

Both leaders linked their love of sport during Obama's state visit to the UK last May, teaming up to challenge pupils to a game of table tennis during a tour of the Globe Academy school in south London.

Obama is an avid basketball fan, while Cameron has taken his son Arthur to watch his favorite team Aston Villa in the past, The Daily Star reports.

Obama and Cameron are both expected to discuss the forthcoming NATO and G8 Summits and the issues in Iran, the Middle East and Afghanistan, during their time together.


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