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St Lucia’s Richard Peterkin has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has been awarded the title in recognition of his service to the private sector and to sports administration.

He became the President of the St Lucia Olympic Committee back in 1992 and spent 20-years in the post, before stepping down to be succeeded by Fortuna Belrose.

Peterkin has been a member of the IOC since 2009 and currently sits on the organisation’s marketing and women in sport commissions.

The 68-year-old also serves at the treasurer of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and was formerly treasurer at the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

It is expected that Peterkin will formally enter the race to become PASO President, with St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee general secretary Keith Joseph and Dominican Republic's José Joaquín Puello already confirming their intentions.

Chilean Olympic Committee President Neven Ilic has also entered the race, while Brazilian Olympic Committee and Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman is considered a probable contender.

Also included in the Honours List are Leon Smith and Jamie Murray, with the duo becoming Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Smith captained the British team to their first Davis Cup tennis victory since 1936 in December, with Murray playing a key role alongside his brother Andy during doubles matches.

Murray also became the men’s doubles world number one in April and is a supporter of a Colombian charity which aims to protect children from sexual exploitation.

Martine Wiltshire, who represented Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in sitting volleyball after losing her legs in the London bombings in 2005, was made an Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to sport.

Shauna Coxsey and Pauline Stott were also awarded MBEs for services to climbing and hockey respectively.

Richard Driscoll, a leading British doping control officer was awarded an MBE in recognition over his work over 25-years, including as an advisor to UK Anti-Doping.

He has played a key role in the recruitment, training and ongoing development of the organisation’s workforce of 181 doping control officer and chaperones.

Driscoll has been internationally recognised for his work at major sporting events, including the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and served as the head doping control station manager at London 2012.

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