Our Olympic and Paralympic heroes from the summer games head the Queen's New Year Honours list. There's also recognition for rugby legend JJ Williams. And as Nicola Hendy reports it's not just our sports stars being honoured.
More top news
Wales manager Chris Coleman says Bale's talent challenges everybody in the team to get up to his level.
Tata Steel which has plants at Port Talbot, Llanelli, Newport and Shotton has sold its Scunthorpe operation saving 4,000 jobs in the UK.
There are plans to increase the number of volunteers in sport to 300,000.