I have just been watching Olympic figure skating. The commentator, when the couple performing screws up, says something such as, "Whether they are awarded with a medal here tonight, they get a personal medal," or "They certainly get a personal medal for taking that risk."
Personal medals? Excuse me? My guess is that the commentator has a few "personal medals" of his own. He probably has a display case for them too.
Heck, if it's that easy then I'm awarding myself a "personal medal" for figure skating too. A gold one.
Updated: Brett made me a personal medal, an virtual emblem if you will, representative of my accomplishments in various Olympic and semi-Olympic undertakings.