The colours of the Athens emblem came from the flag of Greece. The design represents an olive wreath which Ancient victors were crowned with. All medallists at the Games were presented with an olive wreath which was placed on their head.
The motto of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games was "Welcome Home"
The Athens games had two official mascots: Athiná and Phévos. The sister and brother were named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and Phoebus, the god of light and music, respectively. They were inspired by the ancient daidala, which were dolls that had religious connotations as well as being toys.