Andy Murray conferred knighthood!

Q.  Andy Murray has been knighted the British tennis champion. Who else has made it to the Queen's New Year Honour List 2017?
- Published on 02 Jan 17

a. Lee Pearson
b. Mo Farah
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Both a and b
 
Andy Murray conferred knighthood!British tennis champion Andy Murray and athlete Mo Farah have been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson is also knighted, while heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and rower Katherine Grainger are made dames.

There are CBEs for cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny, swimmer Sascha Kindred and equestrians Charlotte Dujardin, Nick Skelton and Sophie Christiansen.

Former athlete Sir Roger Bannister is made a Companion of Honour.

Kinks singer Ray Davies was knighted, actor Patricia Routledge made a dame.

Boxer Nicola Adams, Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh and Wales football manager Chris Coleman receive OBEs.

Other OBEs include rowers Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge, cyclist Ed Clancy, Paralympians

Jody Cundy and Anne Dunham and racehorse trainer John Gosden.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew is made a MBE, as are a host of gold medal winners from the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, with more than 100 people in sport included on the list.

Great Britain's women's hockey players - including Richardson-Walsh's wife Helen - are all honoured, together with other champions including gymnast Max Whitlock, swimmer Adam Peaty, golfer Justin Rose, and Paralympic gold medal-winning cyclist and athlete Kadeena Cox.

KNIGHTHOOD
  • Mo FARAH, CBE, for services to athletics, London
  • Andy MURRAY, OBE, for services to tennis and charity, Surrey
  • Lee PEARSON, CBE, for services to equestrianism, Staffordshire


  • DAMEHOOD

  • Jessica ENNIS-HILL, CBE, for services to athletics, Sheffield
  • Katherine GRAINGER, CBE, for services to sport and charity, Maidenhead.


  • MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE COMPANIONS OF HONOUR

  • Sir Roger BANNISTER, CBE, for services to sport, Oxfordshire.


  • MEDALLIST OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (BEM)

  • Brian ROBINSON, for services to cycling and charity, Mirfield, West Yorkshire.

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