President Barack Obama plans to expose British Prime Minister David Cameron to some live March Madness action next week, a senior White House official told FOX News Channel on Thursday.
The president and prime minister will head to Dayton, Ohio, next Tuesday to take in the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the official said.
Ohio — a critical swing state in the upcoming general election — plays host to the first four games of the 2012 tournament. Eight teams will converge in Dayton on March 13 and 14 to vie for a spot in the final field of 64 and a chance to reach the Final Four in New Orleans.
The president, a passionate basketball fan, has made an annual event out of filling in his predictions for the NCAA bracket. He successfully selected North Carolina to win the 2009 title.
The prime minister will be joined by his wife, Samantha, during their official visit on March 13 to 14.
Obama and Cameron are expected to discuss the upcoming NATO and G-8 summits, which Obama will host in May, as well as shared interests, including "Afghanistan, the Middle East, Iran, human rights and global economic stability and growth," the White House said last month.