Gloria Ray to step down from KTSC, take on Knoxville’s Olympic bid


Amidst the controversy surrounding her uniquely high salary and bonus structure provided by Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, Gloria Ray is expected to announce her resignation in the coming days.  Knoxville’s exploratory 2020/2024 Olympic Committee is rumored to have offered her a competitive salary to join their efforts.  Her new role will help jump-start Knoxville’s stalled efforts to put a bid in on getting the Summer Olympics here for either 2020 or 2024, or perhaps a winter Olympics during the same time period.  “We had the World’s Fair here in 1982,” explained David Duncan, Chairman of the Olympic Exploratory Committee, “so we are in a unique position to host the games.  We can even convert the old Baptist Hospital into the Olympic village.  The World’s Fair Park amphitheater would make a great location for the opening ceremonies, and we can convert the Sunsphere into a big torch.”