This is a particularly fine vintage of rule making stupidity:
However, Cabinet Office rules state that the sport committee, which is chaired by the Locog chief Lord Coe, can recommend only one knighthood a year, along with four CBEs, 20 OBEs, and 38 MBEs.
The general rule is that Olympic gold gains an MBE, with advancement to OBE, CBE, for subsequent such at subsequent games.
One of the things we might like to note about this event is that it happens on a four year cycle.
Those bureaucrats, the Rolls Royce minds of our generation, have the gong giving based upon annual quotas.
With this level of rule making stupidity it’s not all that surprising that that planned economy idea never really worked, is it?