Smith taking time over return
Louis Smith hinted it could be some time before he returns to gymnastics after receiving his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The 23-year-old, who won team bronze and pommel horse silver at last year's Olympic Games for Great Britain, has just completed the Strictly Come Dancing tour after being crowned the show's champion at the end of last year.
The two medals and the famous Strictly Glitterball trophy have joined his pommel horse bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and last year's European team gold medal in his collection, which now also boasts an honours gong.
However, Smith does not appear to be in any rush to return to the gym full-time and win more accolades following the end of his time on the dancefloor.
Instead, he wants to concentrate on visiting schools to encourage children to get involved in the sport.
He said: "As athletes, we have a big responsibility to keep the legacy (of the London Olympics) going. I'm starting to take a step back from the entertainment side and move into charity and school work.
"People might misconstrue that because we are doing a bit of entertainment that we're losing our way, but it's about boosting knowledge and so that we can promote other things that we're doing."
Smith started gymnastics at the age of four after his mother, Elaine Petch, encouraged him to try various sports in a bid to help him deal with his severe ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and burn off excess energy.
After being given his award by the Queen as, Smith described the whole experience as "quite surreal".
He revealed the Queen said: "Here's another one to add to your collection," when presenting him with his honours award.
Smith added: "I never thought, starting off in gymnastics, I would be in this position. It's quite amazing. It's been a tremendous year for me."