Romney under fire for comments about London Olympics

Both controversies threatened to overshadow a trip that Romney aides hoped would help the GOP candidate boost his credibility on foreign policy issues, an area where some believe his resume is lacking given his intense focus on the economy. The stir over Romney's Olympics comments could also undermine another goal of the trip: to call attention to Romney's successful stewardship of the Salt Lake City games.

Speaking to reporters outside 10 Downing Street, Romney seemed to indicate he needed to do damage control on his Olympics comments, going on at length about the enthusiasm around the games and how well the games appeared to be organized.

"This is an indication of a community that will share in the Olympic experience, be unified and uplifted by it, and I am delighted," Romney said.

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