Jun 16 2012
World number one golfer Luke Donald has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours - one of a number of recipients from the world of sport.
Former England defender Paul Elliott receives a CBE for services to equality and diversity in football - the highest honour so far received by any player from the Premier League era while former England goalkeeper David James receives an MBE.
Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics minister who was instrumental in London bidding for and winning the right to stage the 2012 Games, is made a Dame, as is Zaha Hadid, the architect of the Olympic aquatics centre.
Rugby union player Shane Williams, Wales' all-time record try scorer, receives an MBE, as does Britain's leading showjumper Nick Skelton.
A CBE goes to Peter Keen, who this year stepped down as performance director of UK Sport after spearheading the funding strategy that saw Britain finish fourth in the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with a similar performance expected in London this summer.
Veteran athletics coach Malcolm Arnold, still working for UK Athletics at the age of 72, is honoured with an OBE for a coaching career that started as far back as the 1968 Olympics.
Other honours include an OBE for Albert Woods, the vice-chairman of the British Olympic Association since 1999, and president of the European Canoe Association and British Canoe Union. Woods, who is half-Greek, was in the British team for canoe slalom from 1969 to 1974, and British team manager from 1973 to 1986.
Terry Downes, the oldest surviving winner of a boxing world title, is a recipient of the newly-restored British Empire Medal. Another former world champion boxer, 34-year-old Alex Arthur from Edinburgh, receives an MBE. The former world super-featherweight champion is still fighting but is planning to retire when he turns 35.
Veteran karate coach Hamish Adam receives an MBE for services to his sport - he has been a karate coach for 40 years and was a member of the British team that won the world championships in 1975, the first team ever to defeat Japan. He was also national coach for 15 years.
MBEs also go to Margaret Alphonsi, a star flanker for the Saracens and England women's rugby teams, Lorraine Deschamps, one of only two female level-four qualified referee tutors in the UK and archery's Alison Williamson, 40, who will represent Great Britain at a sixth consecutive Olympics at London 2012.