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chrisritch
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Knighted

Along with Dave Brailsford, Ben Ainslie & David Tanner.

Sarah Storey made a Dame
Cavey
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And half the medal winners given some sort of BE, whilst half of them told to get stuffed. Andy 'hapiness' Murray given an MBE (i think) Louis Smith given something, but the Brownlees ignored. Very strange.

It's far too easy to get these things now tbh
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I don't think they should be awarding them to those that have just started in the sport, fairly young and only got the first gold. These should be elite sports people with years of effort
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Agree.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cavey
And half the medal winners given some sort of BE, whilst half of them told to get stuffed. Andy 'hapiness' Murray given an MBE (i think) Louis Smith given something, but the Brownlees ignored. Very strange.

It's far too easy to get these things now tbh



Ali Brownlee got something

Knighthood: Ben Ainslie - sailing; Bradley Wiggins - cycling

CBE: Katherine Grainger - rowing; Jessica Ennis - athletics; Mo Farah - athletics; Victoria Pendleton - cycling.

OBE: Charlotte Dujardin - equestrian; Jason Kenny - cycling; Andy Murray - tennis; Laura Trott - cycling.

MBE: Nicola Adams - boxing; Tim Baillie - canoeing; Laura Bechtolsheimer - equestrian; Scott Brash - equestrian; Alistair Brownlee - triathlon; Steven Burke - cycling; Luke Campbell - boxing; Peter Charles - equestrian; Katherine Copeland - rowing; Helen Glover - rowing; Alex Gregory - rowing; Carl Hester - equestrian; Philip Hindes - cycling; Sophie Hosking - rowing; Jade Jones - taekwondo; Anthony Joshua - boxing; Peter Kennaugh - cycling; Dani King - cycling; Mary King - equestrian; Ben Maher - equestrian; Ed McKeever - canoeing; Joanna Rowsell - cycling; Greg Rutherford - athletics; Louis Smith - gymnastics; Heather Stanning - rowing; Etienne Stott - canoeing; Anna Watkins - rowing; Peter Wilson - shooting.


PARALYMPIANS

Dame: Sarah Storey - cycling.

CBE: David Weir - athletics.

OBE: Sophie Christiansen - equestrian; Ellie Simmonds - swimming.

MBE: Jessica-Jane Applegate - swimming; Natasha Baker - equestrian; Danielle Brown - archery; Mickey Bushell - athletics; Hannah Cockroft - athletics; Mark Colbourne - cycling; Josef Craig - swimming; Deborah Criddle - equestrian; Aled Davies - athletics; Neil Fachie - cycling; Jonathan Fox - swimming; Heather Frederiksen - swimming; Oliver Hynd - swimming; Helena Lucas - sailing; Craig MacLean - cycling; Nigel Murray - boccia; Jonnie Peacock - athletics; Josie Pearson - athletics; Pam Relph - rowing; Naomi Riches - rowing; James Roe - rowing; David Smith - rowing; Lily van den Broecke - rowing; Sophie Wells - equestrian; Richard Whitehead - athletics
John
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I don't agree with this at all.

If I trained to do 1 thing for 4 years I'd expect to be pretty good at it and not be knighted for the fact.

Why not knight every footballer, or everyone who is good at a normal job?
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Yep, agree with John. Not taking away his achievements but a knighthood for sport should be restricted to those who have dominated a sport for a generation/career and broke new ground.
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I kind of agree with knighting Bradders. The Tour De France is quite some achievement, and then to win at the Olympics too. May not ever happen again.

Also see John and Jonny's point, by comparison, Ryan Giggs should be knighted. (services to football, not shagging peoples misses)
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tbf no footballer has really done something else no one else has (Messi aside)

Wiggo has.
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quote:
Originally posted by chrisritch
tbf no footballer has really done something else no one else has (Messi aside)

Giggs has in this country.
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Scholes is more worthy tbh, just for playing football and keeping his head down.
Marc
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And being ginger?
Jamie Walby
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Not only that but Wiggins has had success consistently throughout his career both on the track and the road. Its just this year he has become better known to those outside of cycling circles due to winning TDF.

edit - was replying to chrisritch

[Edited on 29-12-2012 by Jamie Walby]
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quote:
Originally posted by JonnyJ
Scholes is more worthy tbh, just for playing football and keeping his head down.


Dr Pepper
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quote:
Originally posted by JonnyJ
Yep, agree with John. Not taking away his achievements but a knighthood for sport should be restricted to those who have dominated a sport for a generation/career and broke new ground.


He has
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Sir Wiggo is a bit of a joke.


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Jamie Walby
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whys that?
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I don't know how anybody is questioning Wiggo becoming a sir! Some are debatable, but not this one.
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Cycling isn't a real sport anyway. Bunch of druggies in lycra.

 
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