Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Google Doodle

With less than 24 hours left for the mega sporting event to kick start, Google has come up with a colorful doodle on the occasion of Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, officially called as the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

As usual, the Google logo is replaced with the new doodle on the search engine giant’s homepage marking the important sport event. The doodle features five athletes on the track holding the letters of the Google logo, with each featuring a respective game.  The Olympic disciplines depicted on the doodle are football, swimming, running/jumping, javelin throw, fencing and basketball.

Google Doodle - London Opening Ceremony 2012

Clicking on the doodle image will take you to the Google search result page for “The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012

According to a user who created a YouTube video, the five athletes represent the five continents: Europe, Asia, North-America, South-America and Africa.

Google also hosted a live Google+ Hangout with reigning 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion Usain Bolt:

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games is the 30th modern Olympic Games and is scheduled to take off from 27 July, 2012 onwards to 12 August, 2012. There will be over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) taking part in the 2012 London Olympics. The group stages in women’ football began on the 25th July.

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