The general rule is that a gold medal advances you one step in the Order of the British Empire.
So, one gold (or perhaps, any number of golds at one Olympics) gets the MBE.
Do it again next time, OBE.
Wiggo already has the CBE, so his gold this time probably means a KB.
For it seems that past the CBE it goes to KB, not KBE.
Chris Hoy already has the KB. And he’s won another gold.
So what next? A KBE is higher than a KB, marginally so I think. He could go Grand Cross I suppose but that would be odd to say the least. They’re not going to revive Bt. for him. And it also won’t be a peerage (Seb Coe got that for losing his seat, not for his sporting achievements).
So, anyone got any interesting speculation on what gong they might give him? I’ve seen it mentioned that Coe might get the CH but that’s certainly not going to go to Hoy.
The thing being, there’s not really any natural progression from KB, is there?