New Year Honours 2013: Sir Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has been knighted in the New Year Honours.

Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie
Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.