Olympians Receive Queen’s Honors
LONDON (AP) _ Five-time Olympic rowing champion Steve Redgrave will add knighthood to his accolades, one of 21 gold-medal members of Britain’s team at the Sydney Games to appear on Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list.
Non-Olympians on the list include retired cricket batsman Ted Dexter; golfer Dale Reid; retired rugby player Don Rutherford; retired soccer stars Peter Schmeichel, Brendon Batson and Alan Knight; jockey Frankie Dettori; world darts champion Phil Taylor; and Paralympic medalists Caroline Innes, Kenny Cairns and Isabel Newstead.
Olympians receiving Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, status are Redgrave’s rowing partner, three-time gold medalist Matthew Pinsent, and triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.
Redgrave is only the second Olympian to win gold in five straight games and the only one in an endurance sport.
Dexter, the ex-England batsman who could become the next president of the Marylebone Cricket Club is also in line for a CBE.