Olympians Jade Jones and Jill Scott are among the names recognised for their services to Olympic sports in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
They are joined by an illustrious cast of athletes, administrators and supporters of British Olympic sport as the sector celebrates their dedication and achievements.
Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Jones, 26, finally won an elusive first world title in May 2019 and her MBE will be upgraded to an OBE.
The Welsh athlete will now aim for a third Olympic title in Tokyo in 2020 to follow her success at London and Rio.
Also awarded an OBE is Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, who led Team Europe to sensational success in Gleneagles in September.
Scott, 32, leads the list of names made an MBE for her contribution to women’s football in England.
The Manchester City and England midfielder has 151 internationals caps and represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics.
Three-time Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton has been appointed an MBE for her services to track and field athletics, three months on from when she was retrospectively awarded her second heptathlon bronze.
The British heptathlete won an Olympic bronze medal in Athens in 2004, and in both the heptathlon and 4x400m relay in Beijing in 2008.