Andy Hunt,chief executive of the British Olympic Association, has rounded on the government for failing to honour its promises over funding for Olympic sports.
Originally, Gordon Brown had promised £600m to help Team GB's dream of becoming fourth in the medal table in 2012.
But failure to raise the full amount through private sponsorship meant UK Sport coffers was £50m light, despite the record £550m already pledged.
Some sports have yet hear the amount they're going to get. But in this case, no news is set to be bad news.
Hunt said: "The opportunity to find the Chris Hoy of table tennis or the Rebecca Adlington of volleyball in future Olympic Games has been put in jeopardy.
"As host nation in 2012, as opposed to previous Games, all our sports are effectively pre-qualified to compete, which is why it is so disheartening such a unique opportunity for our athletes to be a part of a home Olympic Games is now uncertain."