Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been made a knight in the New Year Honours list. It caps a remarkable year in which he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, won Olympic gold and scooped the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours.
2013 New Year Honours see cyclist Bradley Wiggins knighted along with sailor Ben Ainslie. David Weir, Mo Farah and Jess Ennis get CBEs.Read the full story ›
Tour de France and Olympic cycling hero Bradley Wiggins has won BBC Sports Personality of the Year.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Cambridge said she was "very well" after recovering from severe pregnancy sickness. Kate made her first public appearance since leaving hospital at London's ExCeL centre during Sports Personality of the Year.
After the ceremony Kate met some of this year's sporting heroes backstage including Sports Personality runner-up Jessica Ennis.
The Duchess told presenter Gary Lineker she was "very well" after he asked about her condition, before she admitted to Paralympic athlete Wright that her time on stage had been "well scary".
Speaking at London's Excel Centre as he accepted the award, Bradley Wiggins said: "What a year, and to stand on this stage with the likes of these people next to me is incredible.
"And I'd like to thank my team mates because again without them I wouldn't be here tonight, and wouldn't be stood on this stage... To all the Olympians here tonight, because again it would be nothing stood here without the incredible year that we've had, so thanks to everyone."
Wiggins won the public vote after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, cycling's ultimate prize, in July, followed days later by the Olympic Time Trial on the streets of Surrey.
Team GB Heptathlon gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis was second, with US Open tennis winner and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray third.
Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has won the Sports Personality of the Year award.