Presidents Obama and Zuma Show Their Sporty Side

Posted December 18th, 2010 at 7:53 pm (UTC-4)
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For the first time, I featured two incumbent Presidents in one of my video sports reports.  U.S. President Barack Obama, an avid basketball player and fan, recently honored the National Basketball Association champion Los Angeles Lakers.  President Obama gave special kudos to Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, and mentioned how Kobe even came to a special pick-up basketball game for Mr. Obama’s 49th birthday.

In Johannesburg, South African President Jacob Zuma talked about the legacy of the 2010 World Cup in his country, which marked the first time football’s premier event was staged in Africa.  His comments came at a news conference during which Sepp Blatter, the president of world football’s governing body FIFA, announced a $100 million World Cup Legacy Trust fund for the development of the game in South Africa.

Sonny Young
Since 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

2 responses to “Presidents Obama and Zuma Show Their Sporty Side”

  1. Shaggie says:

    More grease to your elbow, Sonny!

  2. Sonny Young says:

    Thanks, Shaggie! And more grease to your sporty elbows in Tokyo!

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