Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and record-setting rower Katherine Grainger will become dames. And cycling’s golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny were made CBEs.
Away from sport, The Kinks frontman Ray Davies, Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd and Oscar winner Mark Rylance received knighthoods as it was confirmed Victoria Beckham will be made an OBE.
The youngest knight in the modern honours era, Andy Murray was said to be “delighted” about the knighthood, which capped an incredible 2016 for the Scot.
This year saw him win Wimbledon, become world No.1, take gold at the Rio Olympics, clinch the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award for the third time – and become a dad.
Meanwhile, track star Mo Farah, 33, said: “Looking back at the boy who arrived here from Somalia, not speaking any English, I could never have imagined where I would be today – it is a dream come true.”
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“I could never have imagined where I would be today – it is a dream come true”
Team GB poster girl Jessica claimed silver in Rio just two years after giving birth to son Reggie, while five-time Olympic medal winner Katherine said she was “hugely privileged” at becoming a dame.
The Team GB haul was added to as equestrian stars Charlotte Dujardin, Nick Skelton and Sophie Christiansen were made CBEs while Lee Pearson saw his CBE upgraded to a knighthood.
An OBE was given to boxer Nicola Adams, while golfer Justin Rose and gymnast Max Whitlock were made MBEs.
Mo Farah became only the second man to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m titles as he triumphed in both events in Rio winning GOLD
Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team, including I’m a Celeb Star Sam Quek, were all made MBEs apart from captain Kate Richardson Walsh who was given an OBE.
Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four-minute mile, joined the Order of the Companions of Honour.
Outside the sporting world, Liverpool comic Ken, who started his career in 1954 and has worked on behalf of many charities, said he was “full of plumptiousness” and “proud” at being made a sir.
Actress Patricia Routledge, best known for playing Hyacinth Bucket, was made a dame, as was American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, 67.
Mo Farah, four-time Olympic champion runner KBE
Andy Murray, tennis world no.1 KBE
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic heptathlete DBE
Sir Ray Davies, singer of The Kinks KBE
Ken Dodd, comedian KBE
Mark Rylance, actor KBE
Bryn Terfel, opera singer KBE
Patricia Routledge, Keeping Up Appearances actress DBE
Katherine Grainger, five-time Olympic champion rower DBE
Victoria Beckham, fashion designer OBE
Jason Kenny, six-time Olympic gold medallist cyclist CBE
Laura (Trott) Kenny, four-time Olympic gold medallist cyclist CBE
Kate Richardson-Walsh, Team GB women’s hockey captain OBE
All members of Team GB’s women’s hockey team MBEs
Max Whitlock, two-time Olympic champion gymnast MBE
Tim Pigott-Smith, stage and television actor OBE
Helen McCrory, award-winning actress OBE
Naomie Harris, James Bond star OBE
Source : Daily Star