British PM calls SLC the ‘middle of nowhere’

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jul 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-26 13:32:04-04

British Prime Minister David Cameron called an Olympics venue city “the middle of nowhere” in an apparent reference to Salt Lake City, according to an article on

“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” Cameron reportedly said in response to Mitt Romney, who is said to have called security shortfalls at the London Olympics “disconcerting” in an interview with NBC News.

The BuzzFeed article indicates Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s office responded to Cameron’s quip with the following statement:

“[David Cameron] can stop by any time. We’d love to have him and are happy to send a map so he doesn’t run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere.”