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Things like twelve Summer Olympics in London kicked off this weekend and -- -- -- helping to remind many of when Mitt Romney saved his Salt Lake City Olympics back in 2002.
How quickly turning a 400 million dollar budget deficit into an impressive 100 million dollar budget surplus.
And -- former olympians are rallying together and uniting behind Romney to thank him for delivering those Salt Lake City Olympics to the world.
And here is a new ad from restore our future.
As an athlete you're training your whole life for that one moment at the Olympics but America's Winter Olympics were mired in scandal -- -- since they turned to Mitt Romney.
You basically 400 million dollar budget deficit and turned it around -- -- hundred million dollars surplus and after September 11 Romney terrific human being safe and secure.
It gets things don't change my life Mitt Romney got a huge sense of -- that it's like myself Taylor realize their -- restore our future is responsible for.
Now let's take a moment to compare Romney's record with out of the president's now under Obama's leadership ten point six trillion dollars in debt -- magically turned into nearly.
1618 trillion dollars in just over three and a half years.
And so it's not surprising that a group of former olympians are uniting behind team Romney and joining me now on Hannity exclusive art -- the athletes that you just saw featured and that -- Third generation Olympic gold medalist Jimmy Shea and Olympic gold medalist Derek.
Our guys welcome what one of the program.
Thanks thank -- I -- by the way I want you guys to know that you didn't do that on your own.
-- get those gold medals on hero somebody built the bridge so that you can get to the training center that you went to every -- Did I -- are just going.
How how why did takes -- -- Men at them because they've -- out -- that doesn't -- -- a top alone and would they be talking about our careers -- athletes and we got the top of the body and if you're talking about mid and his team of about Sloc.
What they did to bring the games here success yet no one has -- but you have to have leaders and that's admitted as it is a great leader.
-- you know it really was pretty bad I mean 400 million dollar you know budget surplus deficit into a hundred million dollar surplus.
That's pretty impressive why did you guys -- you go one at a time jumpin.
Why did you decide to get involved and go public with us.
For for me it was.
I met Mitt putt about a week and a half after he got it got here -- Olympics are men on the opposite -- venue.
He knew all the numbers he knew what was going on I asked -- some tough questions.
-- he really works well with so many other.
Athletes and people it was.
It was right from the beginning you knew he was a very very sharp guy and then he was listening and he was making good decisions.
-- -- -- when you guys worried did not remember I was out there at the time that's when I first actually like governor Romney.
And I interviewed him Wallace out of Salt Lake City.
Do you think that the Olympics -- in jeopardy at that point.
Fighting is as athletes he kind of live in a bubble let they re hearings so we get the stories are honoree in the papers on the television.
-- we didn't know what to expect innings especially post September 11 we didn't know we're gonna have a games.
Betting that -- stronghold of having the games.
Hi I would actually out these are proper -- traits that are fighting out in the opening ceremonies and that wasn't I'll go again and when admits strong points -- make history had that's like there was.
Now I'm not only uplifted our countrymen think the rest the world -- -- has brought us together -- that -- really -- of this country.
They're Jimmie you said in the end maybe gets things done it changed my life.
That's pretty profound to come out publicly say and it seems like it you know -- did the Olympics people seem to minimize what he did out there.
Well you know he certainly did change my life you know write what I got here.
I was coming out Skelton was not in the Olympics and then he looked at the program he saw an opportunity.
For the Olympics for the venue to at a couple of women's bobsledding men's skeleton women's skeleton.
He saw that opportunity from his business skills and he took his business skills and acted on it.
And you know in doing that -- became Olympic and -- certainly changed my life but I you know -- -- -- did you do a lot of great things.
Prices it does this new Olympics bring back great memories from both -- Eric.
-- I think -- -- is great I think as -- your connect in some way shape or form -- -- -- -- around the -- -- to see the opening ceremonies and seen some of the any event so far.
Do you feel that a tragedy AA -- the disappointment of some athletes and -- -- so that triumph of some athletes as well we've all been there.
Hi there it's great to -- still feel somewhat connected to the games.
Yeah you -- by the way it's horrible and I say this every time an American loses I get -- I mean that's kind of how I don't write the white habits like I didn't train but you know 121516.
Years of my life -- -- -- -- get mad.
Because they don't win that's -- that's unfair you know you think Jimmy he.
Well as good road represented their country and your for your country and you know and to be good represented -- -- your country.
All right guys good to see a little neck but I want to say take a step pointed out that the -- some time -- that is just wanna make it.
-- at a point that.
Now I didn't I think may change our lives and in creating -- gains but -- great job that he did with a surplus from the games that -- topping out -- today.
They these top political legacy foundation is right now -- -- utilities venues that we that we competed out.
So now is for us senator and our allies but now for the teach your kids -- -- Houston Utah on around this -- coming you talk to trade at some of the best facilities and in this country and and that legacy that he created is gonna how.
-- more vigilant means that will hopefully see on TV when these days playing some medals on top of the podium -- were open guys.
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