Olympics 2020: Everyone will get a participation medal
Good news for those who prepare for the Olympics but don't really stand a chance. Everyone will get a participation medal at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo.
"If you had fun, you won!" - reads the participation medal that is meant to cheer up losers who trained for 4 years, travelled all the way to Tokyo to represent their countries but failed miserably.
This is just the first step of a transition. By 2024 we are planning to eliminate gold, silver and bronze medals and award every participant equally.
- Ferenc Denes, Olympic Committee (4th place, fencing, Rio 2016)
The First Happy Olympics
This will be the first "Happy Olympics" where everyone can have a big party together as winners at the closing ceremony. This was necessary as millenials who participate at the games expect a reward. This way we can teach children that trying their best is good enough, even if they do not win. We can encourage athletes to prepare harder for the next time.
No more crying and sad faces: The 2020 will be the first "Happy Olympics"
We are trying to promote narcissism and entitlement among millenials who grew old to participate at the Olympics to represent their countries.
- Ferenc Denes, Olympic Committee