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Home honour for Olympians

A host of Olympic and Paralympic stars who set London's games alight last year will receive honours at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of their achievements.

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Top honour for Laura Trott

Laura Trott with Dani King and Joanna Rowsell Credit: PA

Cyclist Laura Trott will be made an OBE for services to her sport following her exploits in the velodrome last summer, when she won two gold medals at her first Olympics.

The 21-year-old, who was born with a collapsed lung and only took up sport on the advice of doctors, repeatedly smashed the world record on the way to the team pursuit title alongside Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, before standing atop the podium again after winning the Omnium two days later.

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