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   Tuesday, 31 December, 2002, 00:03 GMT
Sports stars receive New Year Honours
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Rugby commentator Bill McLaren behind the microphone
Legendary BBC rugby commentator Bill McLaren retired in 2002 after 50 years behind the microphone

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Steve Backley holds aloft the Union Jack at the Commonwealth Games
Javelin thrower Steve Backley enjoyed another fantastic year winning both European and Commonwealth golds

European captain Sam Torrance in action at the Ryder Cup
Sam Torrance captained Europe to a truly memorable Ryder Cup triumph over the United States

Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld pictured in 1981 and 2000
Test Match Special favourite Henry Blofeld is rewarded for his service to sports broadcasting

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Triple jumper Ashia Hansen holds her gold medal at the European Championships
Triple jumper Ashia Hansen efforts are recognised after she took European and Commonwealth gold

England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicks to goal at Twickenham
Jonny Wilkinson starred in England's unprecedented success against the southern hemisphere in 2002

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