An Olympic swimmer from Cornwall has admitted that she shut her medal away in a drawer after becoming depressed with post-Olympics life.
A reception has been held at Buckingham Palace for our Olympic and Paralympic heroes
Ben Ainslie and Helena Lucas have nominated as Sailor of the Year
Mary won a team silver at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and will be presented with her M.B.E. at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
Devon's Mary King and Somerset's Debbie Criddle will receive their MBEs at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
Mary, who is from Sidmouth, won a team silver at the London Olympic Games.
Debbie, who lives and trains in Taunton, won two individual silvers and a team gold at London 2012.
Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016.
The 35 year old from Cornwall has decided to call time on a carreer that saw him win 4 Olympic Gold medals to focus on his America's Cup campaign.
Ainslie won the Finn class at London 2012 - but will not defend that title in Rio.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Ainslie said:
– Ben Ainslie
It fills me with both relief and sadness to write these words but I can now officially confirm that I have donned my Team GB tracksuit for the last time. No more Olympic villages. No more opening or closing ceremonies. After almost 20 years entirely dedicated to the pursuit of gold, taking in five Olympic campaigns, I have decided I will not attempt a sixth at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The yachtsman Ben Ainslie has been crowned Sailor of the Year for a fourth time. The 35 year old, who learnt to sail near Falmouth, won the International Sailing Federation title after becoming the world's most successful Olympic sailor by winning his fourth gold medal at London 2012.
Olympic rowers Heather Stanning from Yeovil and Helen Glover from Penzance have been to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.
The gold medal winners were among Olympic and Paralympic heroes invited to a reception to celebrate their success. The pair won the first gold medals of Team GB's campaign.
Gold medal-winning rowers Helen Glover from Penzance and Heather Stanning from Yeovil have arrived at Buckingham Palace. They're among a group of Olympians invited to meet the Queen this evening.
Helen tweeted this picture from the Palace.