Romney openly doubted whether Britain could handle the games, saying it was unclear whether issues that have dogged the final preparations could be overcome.
"It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC News in an interview on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremonies.
He later met with Cameron and they discussed the Olympics as well as Afghanistan and Syria, among other countries.
Romney declined to answer questions on whether the West should do more to intervene in Syria, suggesting that he didn't "want to describe foreign policy positions I may have while I'm on foreign soil."
Earlier Thursday, Romney and Cameron seemed to address each other through the media after Romney doubted Britain's preparedness for the Olympics. Romney suggested it's impossible for any Olympic Games to go off without a hitch; Cameron said Romney and others would soon see that England is up to the challenge.
Romney backed off his initial comment after meeting with Cameron.
"I expect the games to be highly successful," Romney declared after the meeting.
At the same time, Romney faced scrutiny for a London fundraiser Thursday night that's expected to attract employees of Barclays, which has been in the spotlight after becoming the first bank to admit its employees were involved in manipulating a key interest rate.Page 2 of 5 | Prev Page | Next Page