(From Jake Tapper for ABC News Online) Hoopster-In-Chief Plays “Horse” In Italy Italian organizers built President Obama a special half-court basketball court at the police complex in L’Aquila where heads of state attending the G8 Summit are currently staying. President Obama used the court for a game of “horse” with aides David Axelrod and former [...]
By Claude Johnson ForeignPolicy.com suggests the funny rhetorical title question in an article earlier today about the G8 Summit in Italy: Before the G-8 summit began, intrepid Guardian reporter John Hooper infiltrated the L’Aquila barracks hosting world leaders and discovered a makeshift basketball court constructed especially to make Barack Obama feel welcome. As Hooper’s quick [...]
This is the audio of my interview on Sirius 98 “Hardcore Sports Radio” on July 3, 2009, on a live show called Under Score hosted by Sarah Meehan.
The UK Guardian has penetrated what will be the most sensitive, heavily guarded location on earth at next week’s G8 Summit in Italy – Obama’s basketball court.
President Obama, whose late father was Kenyan, will attend the event on June 11 next year when the first World Cup to be staged on African soil begins.
But Zapatero now appears to have found a soulmate in Obama. Aside from some personal similarities — both were born of the same date, August 4, a year apart, love basketball and the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges — they share opinions on a number of major issues.
In what must have been the first reference to an NBA player by an American president speaking before a foreign parliament, Obama made a speech to Turkey’s assembly giving a shout out to Mehmet Okur and Hedo Turkoglu.