Published Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Joanna Mills will not appeal the decision not to include her in the Ireland team (© Pacemaker)
The Ballyclare athlete had the option of taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but she said that even though she felt she could have won the appeal, for her own good and future, she is not going to pursue it.
Mills missed out on a place at the games after Catriona Cuddihy won her appeal to the Olympic Council of Ireland against her de-selection from the six woman team.
The Kilkenny athlete had originally been named in the squad but an appeal by Mills was upheld by Athletics Ireland.
The OCI tribunal found however that the initial selection of Cuddihy had been correct, based on the full range of criteria.
"The experience has been a significant learning one for the Association," admitted the ruling body of Irish athletics in their statement.
"In that regard the selection and appeals process to date will form part of an overall review of the preparation for London and the performance of Irish athletes there.
Athletics Ireland Chief Executive John Foley added: "We have to acknowledge that the past three weeks have been enormously difficult for the athletes involved in this appeal process, their families, supporters and friends.
"At this point however there is a final decision as to selection and we believe that it is now in the interests of all that we focus our attention on the games themselves."