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Sports presenter Clare Balding has been awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism.
Balding was recently awarded a BAFTA for outstanding achievement in factual presenting in recognition of her widely-praised Olympic coverage.
She said today: "It has been a year of unexpected delights. This is the pinnacle."
Sports presenter Clare Balding says she is thrilled to be given a special award by BAFTA. The academy is giving her an award to recognise the work she has done in the field of sports broadcasting, particularly her involvement in the BBC's Olympic and Channel 4's Paralympic coverage.
Broadcaster Clare Balding is to be honoured at the TV Baftas next month in recognition of her television achievements.
The presenter, who was widely praised for her work on the Olympics and Paralympics coverage last summer, will be give a "special award".
The award recognises an important personal contribution on screen in the area of factual TV and was last given in 2006 when Jamie Oliver was the recipient.
Balding, 42, said of the award: "I am in complete shock. I can't believe I've been given such an extraordinary honour and I am totally delighted. I may not stop smiling until the night."
She will collect the prize on May 12 at London's Royal Festival Hall.
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The BBC Olympics presenter Clare Balding tweeted her reactions during Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins' victory in the women's double sculls:
I am sitting quietly in front of a TV preparing to cry for a week if Katherine Grainger & Anna Watkins win. Or cry for a year if they don’t
Oh go on go on!
GOLD!! Well done well done. Heroines. Grainger & Watkins. Let the tears flow