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De Blasio says no serious talks about Olympic bid

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NEW YORK (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.

Under ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg the city made a failed bid for the 2012 Olympics.

The new bid is being championed by Daniel Doctoroff, former head of economic development under Bloomberg.

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