Olympians 'proud' and 'delighted' to receive MBEs

Olympic gold medallists Ed McKeever and Alistair Brownlee have taken to Twitter after receiving MBEs in the honours list:

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Very proud to have been appointed an MBE on the New Years honours list, great end to an unbelievable year. Once... http://t.co/BtxEZPdZ

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Delighted to receive an MBE. Looking forward to meeting the Queen.

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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.