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New Year Honours photos

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy receives a knighthood after becoming the first Briton in 100 years to win three golds at a single Olympics

John Madejski

Reading Football Club chairman John Madejski, who opened the John Madejski Academy in 2007, is knighted for charitable services

Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie, who is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor after winning a gold medal in each of the last three Games, becomes a CBE

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins, who was already appointed OBE, won two golds in Beijing and now becomes a CBE

Dave Brailsford

British Cycling performance director David Brailsford guided Team GB to seven gold medals on the track in Beijing and is appointed CBE

Dave Roberts

Welsh swimmer Dave Roberts becomes a CBE after winning four Paralympic golds to equal Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's record of 11

Lee Pearson

Staffordshire rider Lee Pearson, 34, who won three equestrian Paralympic golds, and has nine in all, also becomes a CBE

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, who became the youngest ever Formula One drivers' champion in 2008 at the age of 23, is appointed MBE

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington, winner of two Olympic golds in China and the first British woman to win a swimming gold for 48 years, becomes an OBE

Paralympic cyclists Darren Kenny, Jody Cundy and Mark Bristow

Darren Kenny (left) is appointed OBE after his four Paralympic golds; Jody Cundy (centre) and Mark Bristow (right) become MBEs

Christine Ohuruogu and Nicole Cooke

Christine Ohuruogu (left) won 400m gold in China and becomes an MBE, as does world and Olympic road race champion Nicole Cooke

Sarah Webb, Sarah Ayton and Pippa Wilson

Sarah Ayton (centre) and Sarah Webb (left) become OBEs after repeating their Athens sailing success; Pippa Wilson is appointed MBE

(Left to right:) Andy Hodge, Tom James, Steve Williams, Pete Reed

Rower Steve Williams (second right) is appointed OBE, while Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Peter Reed become MBEs

Tim Brabants

Canoeist Tim Brabants, who won a gold and a bronze in Beijing to add to his bronze at Sydney 2000, becomes an MBE

Victoria Pendleton

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton is appointed MBE after winning two golds at the World Championships and another in Beijing

Rebecca Romero

Rebecca Romero becomes an MBE after winning gold on a bike in Beijing to add to her rowing silver in Athens

James Degale

James DeGale is appointed MBE after winning middleweight gold in China, only Britain's third boxing gold in 52 years

Paralympic swimmer Eleanor Simmonds

Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Eleanor Simmonds becomes the youngest-ever person to be appointed MBE at the age of 14

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see also
Hoy knighted in New Year honours
31 Dec 08 |  Sport Homepage
Olympian Hoy surprised by honour
31 Dec 08 |  Olympics
Hamilton MBE a 'massive honour'
31 Dec 08 |  Formula One
Teenage star Simmonds becomes MBE
31 Dec 08 |  Disability Sport

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