Beautiful and talented athletes could be descending on scenic Queens for the 2024 Olympics, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio aren't on the same page. A source close to the governor says he's considering another bid after the expensive but unsuccessful attempt for 2012, but a de Blasio spokesman said the mayor's not into it.
As the Financial Times reports, Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” according to someone "familiar with the situation." There could be an advisory committee set up soon, and “the governor’s office is open to reviewing a proposal once it receives one.” Daniel Doctoroff, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's former deputy and a current chief executive at Bloomberg LP, is designing a plan based out of Queens, Cuomo's home borough.
The only problem — other than the cost of preparing for a bid and the fact that several other U.S. cities are also bidding — is that de Blasio isn't excited. The New York Times reported last week that a de Blasio representative said the city would not seek a bid. A spokesman told the Financial Times that bidding “is not something the administration is considering.”