Winter Olympics gold medallist Amy Williams and top jockey Tony McCoy are among those in sport recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours.
Williams, who won the skeleton title in Vancouver, becomes an MBE while 15-time champion jockey McCoy becomes an OBE.
There is a CBE for England women's football coach Hope Powell and an OBE for ex-England rugby star Andy Ripley.
Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, who invented the method to decide rain-affected cricket matches, become MBEs.
Former Sunderland chairman Bob Murray is knighted while there are also MBEs for former Formula One driver and current BBC pundit David Coulthard, BBC Radio 5 live chief football correspondent Mike Ingham and ex-Wales midfielder Gary Speed.
Bert Williams, the Wolves player who kept goal for England in the 1950 World Cup, receives an MBE at the age of 90 for services to football and charity.
At Vancouver the 27-year-old Williams, who is from Bath, became Britain's first solo Winter Olympics gold medallist in 30 years and the first British female individual Winter Olympics gold medallist since figure skater Jeannette Altwegg in 1952.
"This is a huge honour and a privilege," said Williams. "I'm so proud. I was absolutely stunned and completely blown away when I heard.
"This really caps what has been an amazing few months since I returned from Vancouver. I'm really excited about going to Buckingham Palace. I can't wait."
McCoy, the 15-times champion jockey, who has ridden over 3,000 winners, fulfilled a life-long ambition in April when he finally won the Grand National at Aintree on board Don't Push It.
"Things like this are always nice, but it's a bit different from some of my other achievements," said the 36-year-old who was given an MBE seven years ago.
Andy Ripley was given his OBE by Prince Charles last month
"My goal every year is to be champion jockey and if I work hard enough it's something I've got control over, whereas these sort of things are just nice accolades.
"It means that people from the outside world appreciate that you're doing well.
"It's nice to get recognition from someone like the Queen as it doesn't come from much higher than that."
Powell has hailed her CBE as recognition for the growth of women's football in England.
The 43-year-old won 66 international caps for England before becoming the first woman to gain the Uefa Pro-Licence coaching award and leading England to the final of last year's women's European Championships.
"For me it's a real honour and a nice surprise but I feel I am accepting it on behalf of women's football in this country," she said.
"I believe this award is as much about the development of the women's game in England, how well the team has done in the last four years ending with us getting to the European final last year."
One of the most poignant honours is for Ripley, who played rugby for England and the British Lions, ran the 400m at the UK athletics championships and nearly made it into the Boat Race crew at the age of 50.
The 62-year-old is seriously ill with prostate cancer and went to the Palace last month to receive his award.
Other sporting honours include a CBE for Rodney Carr, lately chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association and one of the main driving forces for Britain's Olympic sailing successes.
Tony Carr, West Ham's academy director, receives an MBE for his work in bringing through young players including no less than seven members of the current England World Cup squad.
"When I saw a letter from HM Government drop through the letter box I thought I must have driven in the bus lane!" said the 59-year-old Carr.
"My reaction was one of disbelief and I had to read it again to make sure, and it was very humbling and I am very proud and pleased."
Donna Kellogg, one of England's most successful badminton players, receives an MBE following her retirement after a 12-year career that saw her win Commonwealth and European golds in doubles.
Robert Murray - for services to football and education
COMMMANDERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE)
Rodney Carr - for services to sailing
Dr David Stuart English - for services to cricket and charity
George O'Grady - for services to sport
Hope Powell - for services to sport
OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)
John Dunningham - for voluntary service to tennis
Zara Peters - for services to athletics
Tony McCoy - for services to horse racing
Andy Ripley - for services to sport, especially rugby
Jacqueline Robinson - for services to sport
Shane Sutton - for services to sport
Carol Walton - for services to disability sport
Ann Wild - for services to wheelchair basketball
MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)
Reginald Adams - for services to sport
James Aitken - for services to student sport
Anthony Carr - for services to football
David Coulthard - for services to motor racing
Robin Courage - for services to disability sport.
Dr Frank Duckworth - for services to Royal Statistical Society and cricket; and Dr Anthony Lewis - for services to mathematics and cricket.
Maxine Edwards - for services to women's rugby
Michael Glogg - for voluntary service to rugby
Geoffrey Holt - for services to disability sailing
Mike Ingham - for services to sports broadcasting, chief football correspondent
Karen Jones - for services to women's and girls' football in Wales
Donna Kellogg - for services to badminton
Jennifer Kent - for voluntary service to gymnastics
John Lister - for services to athletics. Cardiff.
John Lloyd - for services to cycling in mid and north Wales.
William (Kyle) McCallan - for services to cricket in Northern Ireland.
Margaret Penny - for services to hockey in Northern Ireland and to the British Parachute Association
Melvyn Perkins - for services to cycle speedway and to football
Tony Phillips - for services to youth sport in Northern Ireland
Steven Scott - for services to disability sport
Gary Speed - for services to football
Nicola Tustain - for services to disability sport
Christine Wellington - for services to Ironman Triathlons.
Amy Williams - for services to sport
Bert Williams - for services to football and charity