New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, shown at the state's Democratic Convention on May 22, is poised to lose his bet with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on the Stanley Cup Final.
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Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics.

Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid.

A top staff member from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office told the Wall Street Journal a review of the pros and cons showed that a Summer Olympics campaign “doesn’t make sense.”

“Our feeling is that you could actually deter tourism to some extent by hosting an Olympic Games,” Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, was quoted as saying.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo had previously said that his office was reviewing a potential bid plan.

New York was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the American contender for the 2012 Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee chose London instead. Chicago lost a subsequent try.

The USOC is now considering bid proposals for 2024, with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Dallas among the potential contenders.