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President Barack Obama’s favorite Olympic event may come as a surprise.

It’s not basketball, a sport former NBA player Scottie Pippen once said Obama plays like Michael Jordan.

And it’s not gymnastics, which Obama finds “spectacular,” but far “too tense,” he told first lady Michelle Obama in an interview posted Monday on the White House website.

The president’s favorite Olympic sport: the 200-meter sprint.

The 100-meter, Obama said, “is a great race, but it’s over a little too quick, whereas the 200 you can see them coming around that curve.”

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