New Year Honours: Cycling and Rowing directors knighted

Dave Brailsford and David Tanner, performance directors at British Cycling and British Rowing respectively, receive New Year Honours knighthoods.

British cycling director Dave Brailsford is to be knighted
British cycling director Dave Brailsford is to be knighted Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Great Britain's team manager and performance director David Tanner
British rowing performance director David Tanner becomes a "Sir". Credit: PA Wire

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Paralympian honours backlash

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