Complete List of all your Olympic Google Doodles
In this post I am going to cover all the Doodles that Google planned for the grand London 2012 Olympic event. This blog post is going to be updated so make sure you check back every day to see the new stuff. If you are totally unaware, then let my start by telling that the search giant had a lot of preparations for this Olympic. Not only their search queries were updated with custom charts and layouts covering the latest events, scores etc. but they also planned to showcase a new Doodle every day as long as the Olympic continues.
July 27th Doodle (Pre Celebrations)
Just before the countdown of the much awaited opening ceremony, Google updated their homepage with a Doodle that showcased several athletes practicing their events and holding the words G, O and E. Celebrations are just getting started. This is a perfect picture to get you in the Olympic groove.
July 28th Doodle (Archery)
As you guys know that one of the first events to be held in this Olympics is Archery. This sport requires a lot of accuracy and concentration. In today’s Doodle we see a girl aiming with her bow and arrow towards the letters of Google. In this case one of the ‘O’ is the actual aiming board. This image is creatively done and depicts the sport accurately.
July 29th Google Doodle (Diving)
Today is fully packed with diving events that mainly consists of Men’s and women’s 3m & 10m (Springboard). Some synchronization events are also there later in the evening. The Doodle showcases a black women (probably American) taking her stance for the diving event and the pool is tiled with the words “Google” at the bottom. The white color for the tiles synced with the blue waters makes the company text easily recognizable.
July 30th Google Doodle (Fencing)
Today’s Olympic Google Doodle features the game of fencing. We just finished the men’s fencing event and tomorrow the Women’s Event will complete as well. Fencing requires deadly precision and reflexes. You need to wear a protective suit before you enter the arena. The Doodle features two people fencing with each other on a Marine Blue background (depicting the audience). The words of Google are written in blue as well.
July 31st Google Doodle (Rings)
Today’s Olympic Google Doodle features a very popular event from the gymnastics category. Rings requires immense strength and flexibility as the person hangs with the support of two suspended rings and performs various forms and tricks before landing on the pad below. In this picture the two Rings represents the letters O for the word “Google”.
August 1st Google Doodle (Hockey)
Hockey is the national sport of India. Today marks the start of the final round hockey events amongst all the countries. If you don’t know anything about this sport then simply think of it as soccer with sticks driving the ball in different direction. The Doodle shows a female hockey player driving the ball and you can see the letters “Google” in the background. The wall acts as a block for the entire image making the letters more crisp and clear.
August 2nd Google Doodle (Table Tennis)
For today the Doodle shows a table tennis match between a creepy looking woman and another undefined opponent. The bluish color of the image is well contrasted with the netting that display’s the company’s text broadly. As far as the real games are concerned, we have the Table Tennis semi -final and final matches today.
August 3rd Google Doodle (Shot Put)
Shot put requires both technique and strength. It is a very popular track and field event. Today’s Olympic Google Doodle shows a guy taking the Shot Put stance while officials wait in background of the Google alphabets.
August 4th Google Doodle (Pole Vault)
Pole Vault is considered one of the most technical events on the track and field segment. It required extreme concentration and a very flexible body in order to throw yourself high over the pole. The Google Doodle shows a women doing a prefect vault while the background scenery shows the actual text in full white background.
August 5th Google Doodle (Synchronized Swimming)
The Synchronized Swimming Google Doodle is the most creative Olympic Doodle yet. Not only do you see the letters in a rippling underwater line. The white floating letters are covered by a swimming formation that completes the “O”. Synchronized swimming requires rhythm and perfect balance. It’s an eye pleasing and elegant sport.
August 6th Google Doodle (Javelin)
Today’s theme is Javelin where the Doodle displays a Javelin action being performed by an athlete. The background is covered by a wave of spectators with the words Google appearing in pure white. Javelin is one of the most popular track and field events where you need to throw a spear made of fiber. Throwing it requires the right angle of 35 degrees as well as strength.
August 7th Google Doodle (Hurdles)
Today’s Olympic Google Doodle was quite different from the previous ones. Instead of a regular image representing a particular sport this Doodle, this one actually lets you play the game of Hurdles. You can find my detailed review of Hurdles Game Doodle here.
August 8th Google Doodle (Basketball)
Basketball is one of the fastest games in the history of mankind. Not only the players need to fast but they should also have good height and precision for throwing the balls in the basket. Today’s Google Doodle allows users to play the basketball target game and the words of the company are scattered in benches dominating the background frame.
August 9th Google Doodle (Canoe Slalom)
Canoe slalom is a new form of kayaking where you need to steer a canoe through some predefined path. In today’s Doodle you can actually play the game as a canoe driver. More details regarding the Olympic Google Doodle can be found here.
August 10th Google Doodle (Football)
Today’s theme was football. In this Doodle you play as a goalkeeper where you need to save as many kicks possible before the other player (computer) manages to score three goals. I covered an in-depth article about the Goalkeeper Doodle in another post so make sure you check it out.
August 11th Google Doodle (Rhythmic Gymnastics)
Rhythmic Gymnastics is the prettiest and one of the most glamorous events in the Olympics. There are a total of 4 rounds, each with their own set of equipment’s. You have rings, balls, sticks and finally ribbon and the winner is determined by adding up your scores from all your rounds. We all saw how Russia dominated the event for the past few games and this year was no different with Yevgeniya Kanayeva winning the gold medal for the second time in a row. The Google Doodle for Gymnastic features the ribbon round where we find the image of a gymnast making the two circles of the word “Google”. Although this is not a full-fledged game like the previous few doodles, I think the graphic is very creative.
August 12th (Closing Ceremony)
The past few days of the Olympics took London to a whole new level. The internet played a major role in promoting the game and making sure that you get to experience each and every sport regardless of your location. This is the last Olympic Google Doodle where they feature the closing ceremony for the games. I covered more about this closing ceremony doodle here.