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AragornElessar
12-29-2012, 01:48 AM
I posted the link to this in the Royalty thread, but thought I'd put it out in the open too for everyone interested to see.

For instance...For services to Sport, he is now *Sir* Bradley Wiggins and for Services to Drama and Charity, he is now Ewan MacGregor OBE.

I'm still halfway through the list, but I do know there's several Olympians and Paralympians who were honoured this year.

The link...The Telegraph ~ New Year Honours 2012 : The List (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/honours-list/9768920/New-Year-Honours-2013-full-list-of-recipients.html)

misskarne
12-29-2012, 03:09 AM
..........

He won the Tour de France once and is now SIR Bradley Wiggins?

I mean, I don't demean his achievement, it was awesome, but come on.

It's like the English cricketers getting MBEs and OBEs and stuff when they won the Ashes in 2005. And then the very next Ashes they got demolished 5-0.

falling_dance
12-29-2012, 03:12 AM
There's a Mrs Elizabeth Anne Littler on the MBE list, recognized for her "services to ice skating".

AragornElessar
12-29-2012, 04:23 AM
..........

He won the Tour de France once and is now SIR Bradley Wiggins?

I mean, I don't demean his achievement, it was awesome, but come on.

It's like the English cricketers getting MBEs and OBEs and stuff when they won the Ashes in 2005. And then the very next Ashes they got demolished 5-0.

I would have been shocked if he hadn't ended up w/a Knighthood and so would have many others from various sites I've read and seen the last few weeks. It's not so much he only won it once, but he's the first British Cyclist to *ever* win the TdF. Add on that Olympic Gold Medal won only a couple of weeks later and...No big surprise to that announcement really.


There's a Mrs Elizabeth Anne Littler on the MBE list, recognized for her "services to ice skating".

I saw that too after continuing down the list after sharing the link here. I was wondering if any of our UK Members know who she is and tell us about her Contribution to UK Skating.

Sylvia
12-29-2012, 04:35 AM
Elizabeth Littler is an ISU Championship judge - she judged the Ladies event at 2012 Worlds in Nice. Here's a news item about her on the NISA site: http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/5474

AragornElessar
12-29-2012, 04:38 AM
Thanks Sylvia!! :)

Cachoo
12-29-2012, 06:56 AM
I would have given it to Wiggins not only because he was the first to win from the UK but also because he did it cleanly and brought some much needed positive publicity to the tour as the negative Armstrong news hung around like a bad cold.

misskarne
12-29-2012, 07:42 AM
I would have given it to Wiggins not only because he was the first to win from the UK but also because he did it cleanly and brought some much needed positive publicity to the tour as the negative Armstrong news hung around like a bad cold.

Cadel Evans did it cleanly and was the first Australian to bring it home. He's still just regular Cadel Evans.

Even an OBE/MBE whatever I could understand. But straight to knighthood?

overedge
12-29-2012, 07:47 AM
OHMIGOD Kate Bush is a CBE!!!! [faints]

Lorac
12-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Cadel Evans did it cleanly and was the first Australian to bring it home. He's still just regular Cadel Evans.

Even an OBE/MBE whatever I could understand. But straight to knighthood?

It isn't straight to knighthood as he was already a CBE from the 2008 Honours list due to winning medals in 3 consecutive olympics (2000, 2004 and 2008) - 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes. The Knighthood was the next one he could get and as he won the Tour and followed it up with a gold at London 2012 it was fairly clear he was going to become a Sir this time around!!

Well done to him and all the other honourees from both the Olympics and all other walks of life :encore:

ETA: Mo Farrah is the one who went from nothing to the highest something - a CBE - which was also well deserved. Most people start with an MBE, then OBE, then CBE finally finishing with a Damehood or Knighthood. All those who became a Dame or a Knight were all CBE's prior to their new honour. Andy Murray jumped in with an OBE - but most honourees are either being upgraded or starting with an MBE.

Artemis@BC
12-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Cadel Evans did it cleanly and was the first Australian to bring it home. He's still just regular Cadel Evans.

Even an OBE/MBE whatever I could understand. But straight to knighthood?

Can Aussies be knighted? Canadians can't. That's not a British rule, it's a Canadian one. It became big news when Conrad Black was given a life peerage. Basically if he wanted to accept, he had to give up his Canadian citizenship. He did. Now he wants it back ... so sorry, Connie! (He also had his Order of Canada rescinded after he was convicted of fraud. Poor boo boo.)

C_T_T_
12-29-2012, 08:37 PM
Elizabeth Littler is an ISU Championship judge - she judged the Ladies event at 2012 Worlds in Nice. Here's a news item about her on the NISA site: http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/5474

Liz Littler was also in charge of the organising committee for the Europeans this year.

overedge
12-29-2012, 09:02 PM
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ETA: Mo Farrah is the one who went from nothing to the highest something - a CBE - which was also well deserved. Most people start with an MBE, then OBE, then CBE finally finishing with a Damehood or Knighthood. All those who became a Dame or a Knight were all CBE's prior to their new honour. Andy Murray jumped in with an OBE - but most honourees are either being upgraded or starting with an MBE.

Kate Bush didn't have any previous honours and she was named a CBE.

overedge
12-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Can Aussies be knighted? Canadians can't. That's not a British rule, it's a Canadian one. It became big news when Conrad Black was given a life peerage. Basically if he wanted to accept, he had to give up his Canadian citizenship. He did. Now he wants it back ... so sorry, Connie! (He also had his Order of Canada rescinded after he was convicted of fraud. Poor boo boo.)

As I understand it, there's a difference between being named a life peer and being given an honourary (for lack of a better word) knighthood. Life peers get to sit in the House of Lords and have a vote there. Those named as knights in the Queen's Honours List don't become part of the House of Lords.

Vagabond
12-29-2012, 09:33 PM
Why Elizabeth Littler and not SHARPIE? :confused: :drama: :wuzrobbed