Olympic medallist-turned-Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith described his MBE as "without a doubt the proudest moment of my life".
The Peterborough gymnast was a member of Britain's surprise bronze medal success in the men's team competition at the London 2012 Olympics.
He also won silver on the pommel horse with one of the hardest routines in the world.
"To receive this honour is out of this world and something I never would have dreamt of as I grew up in the sport of gymnastics," said Smith, 23.
More top news
Demonstrators have blockaded the entrance tunnel to Heathrow Airport in apparent protest at plans to build a third runway.
A man was left red-faced after neighbours reported shouting and a woman screaming - which turned out to be his efforts to kill a spider.
A man who shot and killed his wife before posting a photo of her body - and a confession - to Facebook has been found guilty of murder.