December 29, 2012
Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation, has been recognised in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours List.
Caithness has been bestowed the honour of an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to curling and international disability sport.
Speaking about the award, Caithness said: “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted. It is a great honour and is wonderful recognition for the sport of curling and wheelchair curling and all those involved in playing and developing the sport.”
The Queen’s Honours List is a means of rewarding an individual's exceptional achievement or exceptional service to the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories. The awards are made twice-yearly, at New Year and for the Queen’s official birthday in June. The Order of the British Empire awards were established by King George V in 1917 to recognise the service and achievement of people from all parts of society.