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.
"It is regrettable that following a historic summer of achievement, the organisation finds itself in this difficult position with two high profile members in breach of our standards of conduct.
"Whilst both individuals showed remorse following the incident, we hope in the future they use their profile to have a positive impact on sport and communities."
It was a busy Easter weekend for Olympic Gymnasts Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings, with each travelling to different Continents as part of their European and Commonwealth selection campaign.
Triple Olympic medallist Smith travelled to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the prestigious World Cup event, while Keatings made the journey to Brazil as part of a 4 man GB squad in a team event in San Paolo.
Smith, 24, was representing Great Britain for the first time since his London final, and beat arch rival and 2012 champion Kristian Berki of Hungary to te gold medal.
Speaking after the event, Smith said;
“I'm very pleased with my performance today after over 18 months out of international competition. I've now scored some of the highest marks on pommels at 3 consecutive events and it feels good to be able to fight for medals with some of the best in the World.”
Keatings, 23, was also in fine form, helping the GB team to Gold in front of Brazil, as well as finishing second all around and taking gold on both pommel horse and parallel bars.
The Huntingdon gymnasts must now wait for selection announcements for the European Championships to be held in Bulgaria in May, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the summer.
Cambridgeshire gymnasts Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings both had reason to celebrate after medal-winning performances at two high profile competitions this weekend.
The Huntingdon gym team mates both took medals at competitions in South Korea and Brazil.
Smith, pictured, won gold in the World Cup competition in Seoul, South Korea. Representing Great Britain for the first time since his London Olympics appearance.
Smith said: "I'm very pleased with my performance today after over 18 months out of international competition... it feels good to be able to fight for medals with some of the best in the World.”
Keatings made the journey to Brazil as part of a 4 man GB squad in a team event in San Paolo.
The 23-year-old helped the GB team to Gold in front of Brazil, as well as finishing second all around and taking gold in finals on both Pommel Horse and Parallel Bars.
The gymnasts must now wait for selection announcements for the European Championships to be held in Bulgaria in May, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the summer.
Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith is running a training camp at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club this week. He hopes it will inspire children in the area to get more involved in sport.
A young gymnast gets her copy of Louis Smith's autobiography signed during his appearance at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, the place where his career took off.
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He's used to success in the gym and on the dance floor and now Louis Smith is trying his hand at a quiz show.
This weekend the double Olympic medallist and Strictly winner will be aiming for gold on ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionnaire.
Louis will be joined by coach Paul Hall on a celebrity edition of the show on Sunday. They'll be raising money for Huntingdon Gymnstics Club's expansion project.
Double Olympic medallist Louis Smith is looking for new challenges after picking up his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The gymnast from Peterborough says he'll have a make a decision soon on competing in Rio but said "gymnastics is a tough sport and his body isn't getting any younger."
Louis says he's now looking at sporting legacy by setting up charities and summer camps. He's also planning to tour schools to tell children about his achievements.
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Cambridgeshire gymnast Louis Smith has tweeted a picture of himself at Buckingham Palace with his MBE.
He said: "Chilling with my MBE on the palace steps think its frozen to my hand lol. Thanks for all your messages."