LONDON: Britain's Olympic heroes have been recognized in the New Year Honours list, with cyclist Chris Hoy knighted.
Team-mate Bradley Wiggins and sailing star Ben Ainslie become CBEs, swimmer Rebecca Adlington receives an OBE and boxer James DeGale is made an MBE.
Team GB cycling performance director Dave Brailsford is made a CBE, as is rowing counterpart David Tanner.
Lewis Hamilton receives an MBE after becoming Formula One's youngest world champion in only his second season.
Reading FC chairman John Madejski receives a knighthood for his charity work, and BBC cricket commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins is recognised with an MBE.