Lord Coe and other stars of the London 2012 Olympics collect awards from Buckingham Palace

Olympic honour for Seb (and co): London 2012 chief and other stars of the Games collect awards from Buckingham Palace , said he shared the award with his talented team at Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), volunteers and the enthusiastic British public. Speaking after the ceremony, he said: ‘It’s a lovely honour and I’m deeply flattered but it is really signal recognition for the extraordinary work of so many people: our teams at Locog, the most talented, focused people I’ve ever worked with – passionate people – but also the people of Britain whose generosity of spirit helped get us across the line.’ Lord Coe was recently appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association and will now help to steer another generation of athletes in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics

Sports Personality of the Year 2012: Kate Middleton presents award to Bradley Wiggins

Glorious in green: Kate puts a tough few weeks behind her as she presents Sports Personality of the Year award The Duchess of Cambridge presents Bradley Wiggins with the Sports Personality of the Year trophyKate also hands London 2012 chief Lord Coe with the Lifetime Achievement awardSmile shows she is trying hard to put a difficult time of late behind herLondon 2012 heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis gets runners-up trophy, with Team GB gold-winning tennis star Andy Murray third | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 17 December 2012 She was a passionate and dedicated cheerleader for our athletes during this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics. And it seems nothing would stop the Duchess of Cambridge continuing that role last night – not even the crippling form of morning sickness that has plagued her for the last two weeks.