NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has not had “serious discussions” about New York making a bid to host the Olympic Games.
A report in The Financial Times on Wednesday said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and city officials have discussed trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to the city.
The possible bid would be centered on an Olympic Village in Queens.
But de Blasio said the history of cities hosting the Games are “a mixed bag.”
While he said Wednesday he would work with Cuomo if a bid is planned, he has previously expressed little interest in hosting the Olympics.
The city made a failed bid for the 2012 Games under ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. London was instead awarded the Olympic hosting rights.
Bloomberg’s West Side football stadium proposal was part of the 2012 summer games bid. The stadium was initially proposed to seat 85,000 fans but was downsized after the city lost its bid to host the games. The project has since stalled.
The new bid is being championed by David Doctoroff, former head of economic development under Bloomberg.
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