This statue was a permanent gift from the City of Athens, Greece, to the City of Atlanta, symbolizing the Olympic ideals. It is a contemporary adaption of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Mayor of Athens, Dimitrios L. Avramopoulos, donated Niki to the city of Atlanta for the Centennial of the Modern Olympics, July 19, 1996. The artist is Pavlos Kougioumtzis, who created a sculpture of bronze and marble, standing 10 feet, 8 inches high.
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Robert Witherspoon, Project Supervisor, Public Art