Olympic gold medalist Eve Muirhead and former footballer Rio Ferdinand are among the 48 sportspeople to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The two have been made OBEs, alongside cricketer Moeen Ali and Paralympic cycling married couple Lora and Neil Fachie.
Presenter Clare Balding and former sports minister Tracey Crouch have both been made CBEs, while footballers including James Milner and Gareth Bale become MBEs.
Olympic and Paralympic success
OBE-honoured Muirhead and her rink won Great Britain’s only gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Her teammates Vicky Wright, Jen Dodds, Hailey Duff and Mili Smith have all become MBEs, along with coach David Murdoch.
Husband and wife Neil and Lora Fachie both won Paralympic cycling gold in Tokyo last year. Lora and pilot Corinne Hall, who has also been made an OBE, retained their B 3,000m pursuit from Rio 2016, securing back-to-back gold medals.
Gaz Choudhry, a Paralympic bronze medal winner in wheelchair basketball, and Sammi Kinghorn, a Paralympic silver and bronze medalist in wheelchair racing, have both received MBEs.
Georgina Harland is named an MBE after becoming the first female chef de mission of the British Olympic Association for the Winter Olympics.
Honours in cricket
Moeen becomes an OBE as his career is celebrated following his decision to retire from Test cricket in September last year.
During his seven years in Test, the England international racked up a batting average of 28.29 and a bowling average of 36.66. Mooen is ranked third among English spin bowlers.
The 34-year-old was part of the 2015 Ashes winning side and helped England win the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Alongside Mooen, chief executive of Glamorgan County Cricket Club Hugh Morris and chief medical officer of England and Wales Cricket Board Nicholas Peirce become OBEs for their services to cricket and charity, and sport during Covid-19 respectively.
Football stars honoured
Joining Ferdinand on the 2022 OBE honours list is Mike Summerbee and Luther Blissett, who played for Manchester City and Watford respectively.
Wales captain Bale won a fifth Champions League title with Real Madrid last weekend and recently enjoyed a loan spell with former club Tottenham Hotspur. He joins Milner on the list of MBEs, as well as Hibernian goalkeeper Alan Rough.
Milner has helped Liverpool win the Premier League, Champions League, and most recently the FA Cup.
Chief executive of the League Managers’ Association Richard Bevan has been made an OBE for his services to the sport.
Full list of Birthday Honours
The 2022 honours list marks the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday milestone, celebrating 70 years of service.
Here’s the full list of athletes and sports personalities to be honoured this year.
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Clare Balding (broadcaster), for services to sport and charity
Tracey Crouch (former sports minister), for parliamentary and public service
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Moeen Ali (cricketer), for services to cricket
Richard Harrison Bevan (chief executive of League Managers Association), for services to football
Luther Loide Blissett (ex-footballer and patron, Sporting Memories), for services to football and to charity
Lora Marie Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling
Neil Michael Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling
Rio Gavin Ferdinand (pundit and ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity
David Peter Hadfield (president, Boccia International Sports Federation), for services to sport
Corinne Claire Hall (cyclist), for services to cycling
Hugh Morris (chief executive, Glamorgan County Cricket Club), for services to cricket and to charity
Eve Muirhead (skip, British Olympic Curling Team), for services to curling
Sean O’Loughlin (rugby league player), for services to rugby league
Professor Nicholas Sheridan Peirce, (chief medical officer, England and Wales Cricket Board), for services to sport during Covid-19
Michael Summerbee (ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity
Karen Margaret Tonge (chair, Para Table Tennis), for services to table tennis
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Gareth Frank Bale (footballer), for services to football and to charity
Ghazain Choudhury (wheelchair basketballer), for services to wheelchair basketball
Jennifer Carmichael Dodds (curler), for services to curling
Hailey Caitlin Rose Duff (curler), for services to curling
William Robert Leckie Duncan (curler), for services to curling and to charity
Thomas Scott Dyson (chief coach, Paralympic Pathway, British Rowing), for services to Paralympic rowing
Gary Kenneth Hall (Performance Director, British Taekwondo), for services to taekwondo
Benjamin Robert Hawes (chair, Athletes Commission, British Olympic Association), for services to sport
Elizabeth Ellen Hughes (director of special projects, Sport England), for services to sport during Covid-19
Samantha May Kinghorn (para-athlete), for services to disability sport
Shirley McCay (hockey player), for services to hockey and to the community in Northern Ireland
Hannah Lousie Miley (swimmer), for services to swimming and to women in sport
Dr Ian Stuart Miller (lately chief medical officer, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic Sport
James Philip Milner (footballer), for services to football and charity
David Matthew Murdoch (head coach, British Curling Team), for services to curling
Verity Leigh Naylor (director of operations, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic sport
Alan Rough (ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity in Scotland
Eilish Rutherford (para-hockey player), for services to sport and to charity in Northern Ireland
Andrew Peter Ryan (executive director, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), for services to sport
Douglas Gordon Samuel, (lately chief executive officer, Spartans Community Football Academy). For services to Association Football and to the community in North Edinburgh
Georgina Claire Seccombe (Harland) (chef de mission, Team GB, Olympic Games 2021), for services to Olympic sport
Mark Selby (snooker player), for services to snooker and to charity
Neil Douglas Hamilton Simpson (para-alpine skier), for services to skiing
Andrew William Ramsay Simpson (para-alpine skier), for services to skiing
Mili Smith (curler), for services to curling
Stephen Connell Stewart (director of sport and exercise, University of St Andrews), for services to sport
Judd Trump (snooker), for services to snooker and to charity
Anwar Uddin, (Fans For Diversity campaign manager, The Football Supporters’ Association), for services to association football
Georgina Astrid Usher, (British Fencing chief executive), for services to fencing (London)
Tracy Whittaker-Smith (head national coach, Trampoline, British Gymnastics), for services to trampolining
David Brynmor Williams (ex-rugby union player), for services to sport and to charity in Wales
Victoria Wright (curler), for services to curling