Louis Smith hinted it could be some time before he returns to competitive gymnastics after receiving his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
The 23-year-old won team bronze and pommel horse silver at the 2012 Olympic Games.
However, Smith does not appear to be in any rush to return to the gym full-time and win more accolades.
He wants to concentrate on visiting schools to encourage children to get involved in the sport.
He said: "As athletes, we have a big responsibility to keep the legacy (of the London Olympics) going. I'm starting to take a step back from the entertainment side and move into charity and school work."
He revealed the Queen said: "Here's another one to add to your collection," when presenting him with his honours award.
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