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<plb_layout val_1="'''Born:''' 23 March 1976, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom<br> '''Height:''' 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)<br> '''Weight:''' 92 kg (200 lb)<br> '''Current Club:''' Team Sky+ HD<br><br> '''Sir Christopher Andrew “Chris” Hoy: MBE, BSc, DSc, Hon,''' otherwise known as “The Real McHoy,” is an ambassador to the London 2012 Olympics and is looking to defend his gold medals in his home country.<br> One of Great Britain’s most beloved athletes was inspired to pursue his sport by watching the movie ET as a 6 year old. He has since gone on to meteoric heights in his sport of track cycling. He is recognized as the most successful Olympic male cyclist with a total of 5 medals (4 gold and 1 silver) and is a hero in Scotland and Great Britain. He is also a multiple World Champion and Commonwealth Games medalist.<br> For his achievements he has received numerous honors including:<br> *Hoy was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2005. *How received an Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Edinburgh in 2005. *Hoy was named as Sportsman of the Year by the Sports Journalists' Association of Great Britain in 2008. *Hoy was named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008. *Hoy was dubbed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009. *How was inducted to the University of Edinburgh's Sports Hall of Fame in June 2009. *How received an Honorary Doctor of Science from University of St. Andrews in 2009. " val_2="*4 Times Olympic Champion *Olympic Games Silver *Olympic Games Team Sprint Record *World Best Team Sprint Record *Olympic Games 200m TT Record Holder *Olympic Games Kilo Record Holder *World Record Holder 500m FS *10 Times World Champion *5 World Silver *5 World Bronze *2 Times Commonwealth Champion *2 Commonwealth Games Bronze *Commonwealth Games Kilo Record Holder *Commonwealth Games Team Sprint Record Holder *30 World Cup Golds *10 World Cup Silver *4 World Cup Bronze *European Champion " val_3="Sponsors link[1]" val_4="" val_5="" val_6="Chris Hoy" val_7="220px-Chris_Hoy%2C_October_2008.jpg" val_8=" Great Britain" val_9="Cycling-Track" val_10="Sprint, Keirin, Team Sprint" val_11="3 Gold Medals 2008 Olympics" val_12="See competition results" val_13="2000, 2004, 2008" val_14="The Real McHoy" val_15="220px-Chris Hoy.jpg 220px-Chris Hoy, October 2008.jpg" layout_id="2218" cswikitext=""></plb_layout>

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