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Mitt Romney May Be the Key to Olympic Bid

Mitt Romney May Be the Key to Olympic Bid       San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced April 28, 2013, that he invited Governor Mitt Romney to lead a bi-national bid for San Diego and Tijuana to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. “Wouldn’t he give instant credibility to it? He has some experience with Olympics,” Filner said. 1 By May 9th, Romney had agreed to help. He has...

What the 2002 Olympic Games say about Mitt Romney

By Dallin Kimble A week into the Olympics in London, the Games have certainly caught the world’s attention. The UK Border Agency estimates 4 billion people will watch the London Olympics from all over the world. Perhaps a bit out of the ordinary, many of those viewers have also seen news stories and special reports on the behind-the-scenes details and leadership of another Olympic Games...

Mitt Romney’s Olympics comments in London

By Dallin Kimble Less than 24 hours before the Opening Ceremonies in London, a preface to the Olympic celebration of what humans from all corners of the world are able to do and achieve, the media were at least temporarily distracted by something a former Olympic boss said. Mitt Romney was the head of the 2002 Olympic effort in Salt Lake, held less than six months after the September 11...

How Romney’s Olympic experience prepared him...

By Jan Mitt Romney has plenty of naysayers, but those who worked closely with him on the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Committee (SLOC) were impressed with his skilled leadership, his ability to create a workable plan, and his concern for all of the participants and volunteers, according to a two-part article in the Deseret News: “I always found him very unique because he was a leader and an...

Mitt Romney Leadership in the 2002 Winter Games

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games were held in Salt Lake City, Utah. By early 1999, the event was $379 million in debt.  It was announced that Frank Joklik, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC), and Dave Johnson, vice president, along with others had been involved in perks, benefits, and bribes that enabled Salt Lake City to be the host city for the 2002 Olympic...

Mitt Romney & The Olympics

It was a selfless motive that led Mitt to return to Utah at a comfortable point in his family life and career at Bain, to salvage the Olympics and resuscitate the spirit of the games.  He didn’t do it for the glory, the applause, the money, the attention.  He made an inconvenient move for the Lord’s convenience and for the sake of good. Those kinds of decisions aren’t bred in a...