S.S. Lazio was formed after the revival of the Olympics in 1900. From the first days, the form of athletes was white and sky blue, as on the state flag of the Greeks, the ancestors of the Olympic movement.
Choosing a name for the sports community, its founders decided to designate belonging to the capital without mentioning it (at that time, the sports community of Gimnastica Roma has already existed there). As a result, they used the name of the administrative region Lazio, which includes Rome. Consequently, nowadays, more “eagles” fans support the team in their surroundings than in the Eternal City.
Meaning and History
Lazio was created as a multi-discipline athletic society (Societa Podistica Lazio), the priority species of which were running, swimming, and gymnastics. Since 1927, the organization has been called Societa Sportiva Lazio S.p.A., which is reflected on the Lazio logo in the abbreviation S.S.
The eagle on the Lazio logo is the legacy of Roman symbolism. During the Roman Empire, the most fearless legions took the image of a golden eagle as the symbol. The bird was depicted in the first versions of the football team’s emblem, and then it was removed and added several times. In 1958, the golden eagle was finally established in the Lazio logo. The eagle (or, more precisely, the female eagle) is named Olympia, which corresponds to the club’s roots.