York Olympic athlete and coach to generations of children Stan Wild has been expelled by British Gymnastics
He had been suspended for five years before the decision.
Mr Wild represented Great Britain in gymnastics at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, and represented his country 26 times in total.
British Gymnastics expelled him after a hearing by a disciplinary panel.
Mr Wild has never been charged with any criminal offence. In May, the Telegraph reported that British Gymnastics knew of a complaint to police about alleged sexually inappropriate behaviour in 2008.
And it only expelled him a year after police recommended his coaching suspension should become permanent.
The Crown Prosecution Service investigated a complaint in 2017, the Telegraph reported, but decided the following year to take no further action “due to there being insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction”.
Cannot work with children
As a result of the expulsion, Mr Wild, 77, cannot work with children and young people ‘within a British Gymnastics recognised environment’.
A British Gymnastics spokesperson said it would not comment on individual cases.
They added: “We encourage anyone with concerns over the safety or welfare of any gymnast to report these.”
Mr Wild has coached many thousands of York children after founding the York City Gymnastics Club in 1974.
In 2012, past and present club members cheered Mr Wild as he carried the Olympic torch along Rougier Street on the York leg of its journey around Britain.
Mr Wild declined to comment.