2002 Salt Lake City Olympics

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Romney's Olympic Uniforms Were Made in Burma

Salt Lake outsourcing caused outcry in 2002

(Newser) - Mitt Romney hasn't had much to say on the controversy over Team USA's made -in-China uniforms , and the Huffington Post thinks it knows why: When Romney was running the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, production of more than 10,000 torchbearer uniforms was outsourced to Burma. The Southeast... More »

Romney's Fishy Olympic Past Still Pays Off

Players in bribery scandal became big Mitt supporters

(Newser) - We all know Mitt Romney ran a pretty good Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City 10 years ago. But few recall the bribery scandal that preceded him, or know that its major players have become significant Romney supporters, the Daily Beast reports. Businessman David Simmons, who pleaded guilty on tax... More »

Olympic Snowboarder Dies in Climbing Accident

(Newser) - Former Olympic snowboarding champ Karine Ruby of France died yesterday after she and two fellow climbers tumbled into a glacial crevasse while descending Mont Blanc in France. One of her companions survived the fall, but sustained serious injuries and was air-lifted to the hospital. The 31-year-old Ruby, who won a... More »

Enmity Dates to '02 Olympics

McCain-Romney beef has roots in feuding over federal spending on Salt Lake City Games

(Newser) - The beef between John McCain and Mitt Romney has a history—it's almost 8 years old, a lifetime in politics. In 2000, McCain blasted "preposterous" pork-barrel spending on the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, which Romney headed. The two clashed publicly, reports the LA Times, and, as one expert... More »

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