Romney's Olympic choice
Mitt Romney during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
April 18th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Olympic choice

(CNN) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday said he plans to attend the Summer Olympics in London.

The former Massachusetts governor, who headed up the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, said he intends to be present for the first "day or two of the events."

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"Ever since the games in Salt Lake City in 2002 the Olympics has been a big part of my life, and I would love to be over there and see the kick off of their games," Romney told WTVN Radio in Columbus, Ohio.

Romney's interview in the Buckeye State coincides with President Barack Obama's Wednesday visit to the general election battleground state.

Although Romney said he does not currently have a short list for potential vice presidential picks, he did say Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's support during the primary has been "invaluable."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Olympics • Rob Portman
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    "first day or two of events.." FLIP FLOP. WIll I go the "first day?" "second day?" "both days?"

    April 18, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  2. coy4one

    What? And take time off from campaigning? Every time Obama goes somewhere he is critized by Romney, but I guess that does not matter to GOP canidates? Is his campaign paying for this?

    April 18, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  3. Chumlee

    Thank you US taxpayers for footing the bill for Mitten's olympic days – get as much money from the government as you
    can – and he did

    What a joke Mittens is

    April 18, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I think Romney should pick NYC Mayor Bloomberg. But, that sensible choice wouldn't satisfy the meat eaters in the right wing.

    April 18, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. joe

    Romney is a smart and successful businessman who has done good things for America. He will make a great president.

    April 18, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. Mikey

    This guy just never looks comfortable in his own skin.

    April 18, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Uh oh. Mitt's getting himself an early start on those "presidential" vacations GOPers hate so much, huh?

    Obama/Biden 2012

    April 18, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Maybe republican personhood candidate Mittens can teach them how to get government to bail them out if they run out of money.

    April 18, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  9. GI Joe

    Uh – he didn't PERSONALLY save the Olympics. He figured out how to get the taxpayers to foot the bill for all the fancy-smancy events that benefited UTAH. After all, the GOVERNMENT (OUR MONEY)

    April 18, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  10. GI Joe

    OOps - Uh – he didn't PERSONALLY save the Olympics. He figured out how to get the taxpayers to foot the bill for all the fancy-smancy events that benefited UTAH. After all, the GOVERNMENT (OUR MONEY) paid for it - he was just the beggar that crawled to DC and lobbied for the money.

    April 18, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |