Sebastian Coe has signalled he has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
The London 2012 supremo, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was reportedly the Government's preferred candidate for the role but told the Daily Mail he did not have the "capacity" for the job.
The 1980 and 1984 1500-metre Olympic champion said: "I did allow my name to go forward to give myself time to properly analyse whether I had enough time to do the job to the best of my abilities.
"On reflection, I haven't the capacity and I now want to concentrate on my current commitments and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) election.
"As everyone knows, athletics is in my DNA."
In an interview with the BBC last month Lord Coe said he was "not sure" about the job.