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Bradley Wiggins knighted in New Year Honours list

Wiggins knighted in New Year Honours
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Bradley Wiggins is given a knighthood as one of 78 British Olympic and Paralympic athletes to be honoured.

London Olympics gold medallist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has been honoured with a knighthood in the 2013 New Year Honours list.

There is a special list to honour 78 of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who took part in the home Olympic Games.

Along with Wiggins, Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey will become a dame and sailing legend Ben Ainslie is also knighted.

"I never ever imagined that I would ever become a knight so it's an incredible honour," the BBC quotes Wiggins as saying.

"There's a slight element of disbelief and it will take a while to sink in."

Katherine Grainger, Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and David Weir all become CBEs, the honour Wiggins already held, while outside of the Olympics tennis player Andy Murray is given an OBE.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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