Soooo, fear is the best motivator for Olympic hopefuls?
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Athena and Phevos - 2004 Summer Games
There's a lot of history in Greece, especially concerning the Olympics. The committee could've pulled from ancient first games or the pantheon of Greek mythology for their mascots when the games came home in 2004. Instead they opted to make a brother and sister based on decidedly phallic ancient Greek dolls. Because when you think 'family friendly sports marathon' you think 'obscure ritualistic idols with fertility origins'. Or at least you do now!