UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos said he expects Phillips Idowu to do "very well" at the London Olympics, even though head coach Charles van Commenee said he does not know if the triple jumper will be fit.
Van Commenee also said he had considered deselecting the Beijing silver medallist, who has arranged his own medical treatment in London rather than attend the UKA training camp in Portugal, but De Vos feels that would be "a nonsense".
"I think what Charles was saying is actually once someone has been selected, the only thing you can do if you have concerns is to deselect them and clearly it would be a nonsense to deselect someone of Phillips' standing and ability," De Vos told Sky Sports News.
"I think that was the point he was making and it perhaps did not come across in the right manner.
"I am very confident Phillips will be fit. There has been a kind of media furore over this which is a bit of a nonsense. It's manufactured by the media essentially.
"He is a very experienced athlete. He has won Olympic medals, world medals; he is preparing in the best way he sees and I am sure he will be there, and if he is ready, which I believe he will be, I think he will do very well. It's as simple as that."
Idowu has not competed since June 1 and is undergoing treatment on a trapped nerve which is causing problems in his left hip and knee.
His agent said the 33-year-old was "incredibly disappointed and surprised" that the British Olympic Association made public a request to see Idowu's medical records, a request which was complied with on Thursday.
"I believe they (the BOA) did ask to see them and that's absolutely fine," De Vos added. "Everyone is working together to make sure Phillips does the best he can."
The BOA insisted they had a good working relationship with Idowu, but the former world champion does not speak to Van Commenee since a row over his withdrawal from the European Team Championships last year.
Van Commenee claimed that Idowu announced his withdrawal via Twitter, a medium he feels is for "clowns and attention-seekers." Idowu denied that was the case, called Van Commenee a blatant liar and demanded a public apology, which the Dutchman has no intention of making.