Team Romney has long made it clear that the travelling pool - the journalists and camera people who record and monitor their every step - will not be allowed to follow them to the opening ceremony itself.
"No traveller or pool coverage available", reads the note. For that they must be glad. Otherwise they might have to cover their heads in blankets.
They will have had a glum breakfast. Last night's campaign fund-raising dinner, where each guest had to pay $25,000 (Â£16,000) a head, might have choked them. Their security physically stopped the cameras getting shots of anti-Mormon protesters, but nothing could block the barrage of negative coverage.
The London leg of Mitt Romney's much-vaunted foreign trip could hardly have gone worse.
It has even spawned its own Twitter hashtag: #romneyshambles.
If so, Mr Romney is one. The prime minister has dismissed his 2002 Olympic triumph as being "in the middle of nowhere"; a UK minister told News night he would have no chance of carrying the Olympic torch after his remarks, and Mayor Boris Johnson simply mocked him.
The British newspapers are vicious this morning. " Romney slur causes stir - wannabe president in Games insult," says the Sun.
"Who invited party pooper Romney?" asks the Daily Mail, above a headline listing the "gaffes of muddled Mitt".
The Times is, if anything, even more savage. ânowhere man' Romney loses his way with gaffe about the Games" is their headline.
You can argue all this is rather unfair. Let's look at those other alleged "gaffes".
Calling Ed Miliband "Mr Leader" is odd, but less so to American ears. However, a call to a protocol officer in the US embassy would have prevented it.