(Reuters) - Andy Parkinson stepped down as chief executive of British Rowing on Friday, nearly two months after Britain's disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Britain won only two medals in Tokyo, bringing home a silver in men's quadruple sculls and bronze in the men's eight competition. It was the first time Britain's rowers failed to win a gold medal since 1980. Britain's dominant run at the Games dried up as they finished 14th in the sport's medal table, with New Zealand topping the Olympic rowing medal table for the first time. British Rowing said Parkinson, who held the post for six years, had resigned to "explore new opportunities". "I'm looking forward to a new challenge and wanted to give a successor time to input into, and importantly own, plans for the next investment cycle and beyond," Parkinson said in a statement https://www.britishrowing.org/2021/09/british-rowing-statement-11. "I also have every confidence in the team, rowers, coaches and ... » Learn More about Rowing-Parkinson steps down as British Rowing CEO after poor Olympics display
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North Korea is floating a trial balloon to see if it can resume dialogue with the United States through South Korea, analysts say, with inter-Korean reconciliation talks and a summit also involving China potentially happening as soon as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They based their assessment on comments made on Saturday (Sept 25) by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when she made clear her support for a formal end to the Korean war and a fresh inter-Korean summit if Seoul treated Pyongyang with "impartiality" and mutual respect. She made the statement a day after she praised South Korean President Moon Jae-in 's recent call for a declaration of an end to the 1950-53 conflict - technically ongoing, as the fighting ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty - as an "admirable idea", and said Pyongyang was also willing to discuss mending fences with Seoul. Moon had earlier suggested the two Koreas - along with the US, which ... » Learn More about Will Kim Yo-jong’s olive branch to Seoul herald Winter Olympics peace talks?
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