Thursday, July 26, 2012

Romney and the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics

Very interesting article on Mitt Romney and the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.

The fact that he took the 2002 Olympics from a $400 million deficit to a $100 million surplus is well known but what is interesting are the examples of how he spent money on the athletes and volunteers not on lavish IOC higher ups. Paying attention to the little things that mattered is why the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics are remembered as among the best run Olympics in history.

Contrast that to the stories you'll see coming out of London about not having enough security personnel or the fact that nobody thought to provide the athletes with air conditioning in their Olympic Village apartments. You can be sure that the IOC VIP's have air conditioning.