Brendan Foster has been awarded a knighthood ©Getty Images

Olympic bronze medallist Brendan Foster has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Foster was an Olympic bronze medallist in the 10,000 metres at Montreal 1976.

He also earned three medals at the Commonwealth Games, including gold in the 10,000m at Edmonton 1978, representing England.

Foster later became a BBC commentator and founded the Great North Run in 1981, with the event now recognised as Europe's biggest half-marathon.

Foster was awarded a knighthood in recognition of services to international and national sport and culture in north-east England.

World Athletics’ communications director Jackie Brock-Doyle has received a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to sport.

Brock-Doyle was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for her work as director of communications for London 2012.

She held the same role for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the inaugural Invictus Games.

World Athletics communications director Jackie Brock-Doyle has received a CBE ©Getty Images
World Athletics communications director Jackie Brock-Doyle has received a CBE ©Getty Images

Former Wales rugby union head coach Warren Gatland and ex-player Gareth Thomas have also been awarded CBEs.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has been awarded an OBE for services to rugby.

Three-time British Olympic curler Eve Muirhead has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Muirhead was skip of the British team which earned bronze in the women’s curling event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

Muirhead’s team missed out on bronze at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics by placing fourth.

She earned World Championship gold representing Scotland in 2013, and has won two European titles.

Reanne Evans, the 12-time women's world snooker champion, and former England cricketer Darren Gough are among those to have been awarded MBEs.

Former British basketball captain Kieron Achara has also received an MBE in recognition for his services to community sport.

Olympic curling medallist Eve Muirhead has been awarded an MBE ©Getty Images
Olympic curling medallist Eve Muirhead has been awarded an MBE ©Getty Images

Scottish Athletics chairman Ian Beattie, Table Tennis England chief executive Sara Sutcliffe and Densign White, Sporting Equals chair, were awarded MBEs.

White is additionally chief executive of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

The Queen's Birthday Honours list was originally scheduled to be published in June.

The list was postponed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to allow for nominations of people who played crucial roles during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.

England and Manchester United football player Marcus Rashford was among those recognised for their contribution.

Rashford has been awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rashford successfully campaigned for the Government to reverse its decision not to continue to provide vouchers to families whose children qualify for free meals during the summer holidays.

The England forward has since established a taskforce with food brands to try to and reduce child food poverty.