World number one golfer Luke Donald has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours - one of a number of recipients from the world of sport.
Former England defender Paul Elliott receives a CBE for services to equality and diversity in football - the highest honour so far received by any player from the Premier League era. Former England goalkeeper David James receives an MBE.
Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics minister who was instrumental in London bidding for and winning the right to stage the 2012 Games, is made a Dame, as is Zaha Hadid, the architect of the Olympic aquatics centre.
Rugby union player Shane Williams, Wales' all-time record try scorer, receives an MBE, as does Britain's leading showjumper Nick Skelton.
A CBE goes to Peter Keen, who this year stepped down as performance director of UK Sport after spearheading the funding strategy that saw Britain finish fourth in the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with a similar performance expected in London this summer.
Veteran athletics coach Malcolm Arnold, still working for UK Athletics at the age of 72, is honoured with an OBE for a coaching career that started as far back as the 1968 Olympics.
UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner also receives an OBE - a reflection of his role in leading the successful bid for London to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Donald has had 48 weeks at the top of golf's world rankings since first reaching the pinnacle of his sport in May last year.
The 34-year-old from Hemel Hempstead also achieved an unprecedented double when he topped the money lists on the European and American tours last season.
"I am truly honoured to be awarded an MBE by Her Majesty - particularly in her Jubilee year," Donald said during the United States Open in San Francisco.
"Both 2011 and 2012 have been very significant years for me, both personally and professionally, and I am touched that my accomplishments have been recognised in this way."
Earlier this week he joked that he was unsure The Queen would be watching coverage of him this week, "but if she is hopefully I'm one of her favourites".
Like Lee Westwood, who received an OBE in the Birthday Honours last year, Donald has yet to win a major title, but it is all that is now lacking.
He has been a member of three winning Ryder Cup sides, had World Cup success with Paul Casey in 2004 and as an amateur helped Britain and Ireland to two victories over the United States.
The talented painter - he graduated in art theory and practice from Northwestern University in Chicago - was still viewed as something of an under-achiever until the start of last season.
Since then, however, he has had three wins in America and three in Britain, including back-to-back titles in the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The first of those was a play-off win over Westwood that made him world number one for the first time and his successful defence last month enabled him to grab top spot back off Rory McIlroy.
Elliott, 48, who started his career at Charlton and also played for Celtic, Chelsea and Italian side Pisa, has campaigned for years for equality in football and worked for the anti-discrimination group Kick It Out. He was also an ambassador and board member for England's unsuccessful bid for the 2018 World Cup.
Elliott, previously an MBE, said: "I am flabbergasted by this honour, and feel privileged and humbled.
"You do not set out in life to win these honours, I have just tried to make a bit of a difference and I would like to thank organisations such as Kick It Out for all the work they have done. It will be a very proud moment for me when I receive the honour."
Veteran coach Arnold, began his coaching career way back in 1968 and currently works with world 400 metres hurdles champion Dai Greene.
Arnold said: "It's so surprising, a real honour. It's pleasing but you never really think about these things or expect them from doing your job, you just plod on and do your thing.
"If I was to pinpoint things to be thankful for in light of this, when I started off my career I had a good PT and Coaching Education at Loughborough which really set me up.
"I've been lucky to meet and work with so many outstanding people and athletes who've helped to further my coach education and I have enjoyed my time in the sport immensely.
"I think my wife and children have been more excited than me [about the honour]. It's so important to have family support - I think a lot of coaches end up divorced because of the lifestyle, and I'm so lucky to have had tremendous support from my wife Madelyn and our children over the years."
Skelton, 54, from Warwickshire, is still Britain's number one showjumper after making his national debut 33 years ago. He recovered from breaking his neck in a fall in 2000 - it was touch and go whether he would survive - and is now aiming to win his first Olympic medal in London.
Skelton said: "I am very, very pleased and this is great for the sport of showjumping as well. It is a real honour.
"It has come at a good time just before the Olympics so it will be nice if I can get another medal this summer - time will tell."
Warner has been a forceful UK Athletics chairman for the last five years, and played a key role in London 2012 keeping their promise of the Olympic Stadium retaining an athletics track after the Games.
That led to London securing the 2017 World Athletics Championships - Warner was appointed as chairman of that event earlier this year.
He said: "I was surprised and delighted to learn of the honour. I have hugely enjoyed the last five years, these are momentous times for the sport and I'm very proud to be chairman leading up to 2017.''
Other honours include an OBE for Albert Woods, the vice-chairman of the British Olympic Association since 1999, and president of the European Canoe Association and British Canoe Union.
Woods, 63, said: "I don't get speechless very often but this is such an honour and I'm really flattered to receive it, especially in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
"I've had to keep pinching myself whether it's true or not."
Woods, who is half-Greek, was in the British team for canoe slalom from 1969 to 1974, and British team manager from 1973 to 1986.
Terry Downes, the oldest surviving winner of a boxing world title, is a recipient of the newly-restored British Empire Medal.
Downes, 76, beat the United States' Paul Pender for the world middleweight crown on July 11, 1961. Born in London, Downes' family emigrated to the US where he served with the Marines in the 1950s before returning to England and becoming a professional boxer, nicknamed 'the Paddington Express'.
The BEM was often described as 'the working-class gong', which was revived by David Cameron in a reversal of John Major's decision to scrap it because it clashed with his idea of a "classless society".
Another former world champion boxer, 34-year-old Alex Arthur from Edinburgh, receives an MBE.
The former world super-featherweight champion is still fighting but is planning to retire when he turns 35.
An MBE also goes to Margaret Alphonsi, a star flanker for the Saracens and England women's rugby teams.
Alphonsi, known as 'Maggie the Machine', reached 25 international tries for England against world champions New Zealand at Twickenham last November. She works as a talent development officer for rugby union in London and the south-east.Veteran karate coach Hamish Adam receives an MBE for services to his sport - he has been a karate coach for 40 years and was a member of the British team that won the world championships in 1975, the first team ever to defeat Japan. He was also national coach for 15 years.
Lorraine Deschamps, one of only two female level-four qualified referee tutors in the UK, receives an MBE for services to sport and diversity.
Deschamps is an ambassador for the Football Association and serves on the FA's Race Equality Advisory Group.
Archery's Alison Williamson, 40, who will represent Great Britain at a sixth consecutive Olympics at London 2012, receives an MBE.
Only two other Britons - javelin's Tessa Sanderson and fencer Bill Hoskyns - have managed such a feat in the summer Olympics.
Other sporting OBEs go to: Len and Yvonne Arnold, for services to gymnastics; Lorraine Baldry, chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority planning committee; Dr Michael Bull, services to sport and charity; Richard Callicott, president of the British Volleyball Federation and former chief executive of UK Sport; Jerome Frost, head of design and regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority; Ian Galloway, programme director and chief executive of CLM, a delivery partner for the Olympic Delivery Authority; John Glover, for services to water polo; Lawrence Waterman, head of health and safety at the Olympic Delivery Authority; Philip Weaver, chairman of the Professional Golfers Association; Simon Wright, director of infrastructure and utilities at the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Awards of sporting MBEs go to: Ivor Beeks, for services to football and the community in High Wycombe; Sharon Brokenshire, for services to disability sport; Keith Cottell, for services to swimming and lifesaving; Peter Dury, for services to groundsmanship; Lt Cdr John Gawley, for services to hockey; Margaret Jackson, for services to netball and Jenny Shute, the manager of the British junior alpine ski team.