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    Mitt Romney, Central High School, Manchester Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
Saturday, January 7, 2012

PolitiFact 2012: Romney doesn’t quite get the gold medal for saving the Olympics, but he was close

The statement:

Mitt Romney says he "helped save" the Olympic Games.

Campaign video, "Leader," Dec. 16

Our ruling

While it may be stretch to suggest the future of the Olympics were at stake during Romney's time in Salt Lake City, by all accounts, he did help the city's moribund Olympic committee reverse its fortunes after an embarrassing scandal and brought the 2002 Winter Olympics to a successful conclusion. We rate Romney's claim Mostly True.

Read the full article: How important was Romney in fixing troubled Salt Lake Olympic games?