The Financial Times reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City”, citing an unnamed source “familiar with the situation” of a pitch for the 2024 Olympics.
When asked about the report, a governor’s administration official said the governor’s office has not received a proposal yet, but is open to reviewing one if and when that happens.
According to the Financial Times source, talks are taking place between representative of the Governor and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and an advisory committee will likely be formed soon.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to narrow its list of candidates for a 2024 bid over the next month or two and decide if it will bid and the candidates it decides on.
New York had a failed bid for the 2012 Olympics which London hosted.