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Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics for a breach of its standards of conduct, the governing body has announced in a statement.
It follows an incident when the Olympic medallist was filmed with fellow gymnast Luke Carson apparently mocking Islam and the video was posted on social media.
Louis Smith immediately apologised for the video.
The chairman of a mosque in Peterborough has invited gymnast Louis Smith to observe prayers in a bid to educate him about the Muslim religion.
Abdul Choudhuri from the Faizan-e-Madina Mosque in the city has taken the step after a video emerged of Smith appearing to mock Islam.
Smith has since apologised for his actions, and Mr Choudhuri has called on him to be forgiven.
"We have no objection if he asks for forgiveness," Mr Choudhuri said.
"He should come to the mosque and learn what Islam is all about.
"We want to make him aware and understand the religion of Islam. He is a role model and we hope that by learning about Islam, he will be a better person."
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