British gymnast Smith gets 2-month suspension for misconduct
LONDON (AP) The British gymnastics federation says two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith has been suspended for two months after appearing to mock Islam in a video.
The federation says an independent panel found that Smith's behavior was ''a breach of the standards of conduct.''
Smith and British teammate Luke Carson appeared in a leaked video laughing and pretending to pray while shouting ''Allahu Akbar,'' or Arabic for ''God is greatest.''
Smith apologized for the incident.
The federation says Smith had been warned in June after a previous, unrelated case of misconduct. Following the latest breach, the panel ''determined a cumulative penalty was appropriate and ordered a two-month period of suspension.''
Carson was handed a ''reprimand'' because he had no previous cases.
Smith won silver medals in the pommel horse at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.