Athletics star Jessica Ennis has arrived at Buckingham Palace as a host of Olympians prepare to collect their New Year Honours.
Ennis, who took heptathlon gold in last year's London Games, arrived at the palace on Thursday morning to be honoured by the Queen. Accompanied by fiance Andy Hill, the 27-year-old posed for photographers but did not comment before collecting her CBE.
The ceremony will see honours go to a collection of athletes who became household names with their achievements as part of Team GB.
Greg Rutherford, 26, who landed a gold in the long jump, spoke of his excitement at being awarded the MBE. He said: "I am very excited and very nervous as well. It's not every day you get to do something like this and meet the Queen. The heart's racing a bit.
"You dream of doing well at an Olympics, especially a home Olympics, and then the things that come along after that are just absolutely out of this world. I don't think truly you can imagine these sorts of things happening and being awarded by the Queen. It really is just extraordinary."
Boxing gold medal winner Nicola Adams, 30, is also being awarded an MBE. The flyweight, who outclassed China's Ren Cancan to win, said: "I'm over the moon, really excited."
Wearing Kurt Geiger shoes and a black Phillip Lim jacket, she added: "It isn't every day you get to come to the palace and receive the MBE. I am over the moon and can't believe I'm receiving this."
Double 2012 cycling champion Jason Kenny, 24, is to collect his OBE with team-mate and team pursuit gold medallist Joanna Rowsell, 24, who will pick up her MBE.
British Cycling performance director and principal of Team Sky, David Brailsford, will receive his knighthood. Sir David led Britain to eight cycling gold medals for a second successive Olympics and Team Sky to an historic one-two in the Tour de France. He receives his knighthood for services to cycling and the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Cricketer Robert Croft, who retired during the summer, will pick up his MBE following a 23-year career with England and Glamorgan.