Romney Resume From 2002 in Focus Amid Olympic Rift

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

LONDON (AP) - On a trip already marked by misstep, Mitt Romney has an Olympic history that could prove problematic: His stewardship of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City was not without controversy.

Romney and his wife, Ann, are set to attend the opening ceremony at the Summer Games on Friday. The event punctuates the first leg of a three-nation tour.

Romney's political career was born out of his leading role at the Salt Lake City Games, which were plagued by scandal before he was tapped to take over.

While he promises to slash federal spending if elected president, Romney rarely acknowledges on the campaign trail that he relied on federal support for the 2002 games.

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