P512 CEEFAX 2 512 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/23    SPORTS STARS IN QUEEN'S HONOURS LIST Several sporting heroes are amongst thosj who havj been honoured by thj Queen in her Birthday Honours List. Athletes Linford Christie and Sally Gunnell are both awarded an OBE. England cricket captain Alec Stewart receives an MBE, as does Newcastle United and former England soccer star John Barnes. Athlete Kelly Holmes and boxer Lennox Lewis are also awarded an MBE. Soccer hero knighted >>> Press Pack 517 Comp 507 Backchat 506 Flashback 515 CBBC 500 Contacts 516 Next news PressPack Comp. Main Menu
P512 CEEFAX 2 512 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/53    ARISE, SIR GEOFF, 1966 WORLD CUP HERO! England soccer legend Geoff Hurst — the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final — has been knighted in thj Qujen's Birthday Honours. "I am just vjry honoured...and I am thrilled to bits," hj admitted. The 56-year-old said that he hoped the news would encourage the current England squad in France. Sir Geoff's three goals powered England to victory ovjr Germany in the final of the 1966 tournament. Other sports stars honoured >>> Flashback 515 CBBC 500 Contacts 516 Next news PressPack Comp. Main Menu