The governing body of gymnastics has had its government funding suspended following a report criticising its management.
An investigation commissioned by sportscotland found "shortcomings" in the leadership of the Scottish Gymnastics Association (SGA) over its handling of staff misconduct claims.
SGA dismissed two employees earlier this year over allegations from an Aberdeen gymnastics club that they abused their positions by favouring one of their own clubs in a bidding process to lease premises for practising.
Wrong decisions were taken during the disciplinary procedure and the SGA leadership proved "inadequate" when dealing with the cases, the investigation concluded.
"The report, coupled with the persistent refusal of SGA to work in partnership with the national agency for sport, has left us with no choice but to withhold public investment from SGA," sportscotland said in a statement.
"Sportscotland no longer has any confidence in the current leadership of the governing body, and we will not sanction any public money going to SGA until full confidence is restored in the leadership and integrity of the organisation."
The SGA has around 11,000 members in 150 clubs across Scotland. Around half its funding comes from sportscotland, the remainder from membership and course fees and sponsorship.
Duncan Macniven, Registrar for Scotland from 2003 to 2011, was appointed to carry out the investigation in April. His report said: "SGA management's handling of the disciplinary cases was unsatisfactory, as events have clearly demonstrated. There appear to me to be shortcomings in the leadership of the body."
SGA's governance received the second-highest ranking in a routine review by auditors Deloitte earlier this year.
Association president Lynn Milne said: "We totally refute the findings of this report and these unfounded allegations. The findings are factually incorrect and wholly mis-representative. It is important to state that we have always worked in partnership with sportscotland and have a strong leadership team which has achieved independent recognition for its high governance standards."