Olympic Mascots: the Five Friendlies
The colors of these five characters match the colors of the five Olympic rings. From Left to right: Beibei uses a traditional Chinese wave design for water sports. Jingjing is a panda who represents nature's gifts, and also strength. Huanhuan is the Olympic flame and the passion of sport. The yellow antelope, Yingying, honors track and field events. Nini is a bird-shaped kite, and represents gymnastics. Their names, when put together as Bei-Jing-Huan-Ying-Ni, mean "Beijing welcomes you."