Gymnast Daniel Keatings revealed he appealed the decision to leave him out of Britain's team for London 2012.
The 22-year-old former European pommel horse champion missed out on an Olympic place despite a strong performance at the British championships after he recovered from an ankle ligament injury.
The British Olympic Association have announced that Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas, Daniel Purvis, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham will represent Team GB at the Games.
Keatings told BBC Radio Northampton: "To just miss out, it sucked all the life and energy out of me.
"I have appealed it but unfortunately it got rejected and I'm not going to take it any higher or further.
"At the British Championships I got two golds and three bronzes, I got two silvers at grand prixs this year and personally I thought that would have been enough to make the team, but obviously in other people's eyes it wasn't."
Keatings could still make the Games as a reserve if one of the selected five-man team is injured.
British Gymnastics Olympic Performance director Tim Jones said the decision to omit all-around medal hopeful Keatings came after hours of discussion about the best fit for the team.
"We're going to the games and we're obviously looking to get the best team result alongside the best all-around result alongside the best apparatus result," Jones said.
"That's when the decisions have to be made as each of the gymnasts bring with them different strengths.
"The decisions we've made we're going to stand by them and back them and these are the people who we think are going to do a job for us."