'No Limit On Honours For London 2012 Stars'
It appears the British Government is preparing to lift the cap on the number of awards that can be bestowed on sportsmen and women.
Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes are to be given a separate honours list, it has been reported.
It is to ensure there is no limit on the number of awards handed out.
The Daily Telegraph says the move follows the outstanding success of Britain's athletes at the London 2012 Games.
Team GB won 65 medals at the Olympics, 29 of them gold, for their biggest haul in 100 years.
At the end of day eight, ParalympicsGB had amassed 108 medals, six more than in Beijing, with three days of competition to go.
Popular Olympic champions such as Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah, as well as Paralympians Sarah Storey, David Weir and Ellie Simmonds, are all expected to be recognised.
The committee for sporting honours, chaired by Games boss Lord Coe, can only recommend one knighthood a year, along with four CBEs, 20 OBEs, and 38 MBEs.
By contrast, civil servants can be awarded up to four knighthoods a year, 22 CBEs, 68 OBEs and 134 MBEs