The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

Thanks, Obama.

The former president will be at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday. But if you’re not actually an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Obama shares.

Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center have put strict rules in place that extend beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights.

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