New Delhi: The Olympics Google doodle for London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings shows a mustachioed gymnast performing. The two Os of the Google logo are formed by the rings. The London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings doodle is the fifth Google doodle this Olympics.
On Monday the doodle on the Google home page showed two fencers fighting against each other using bladed weapons. The letter 'L' in Google was shown as one of the bladed weapons being used by one of the fencers, while a helmet on the head of a fencer is modishly depicted as the first 'O'.
There have been three previous gymnastics doodles posted by Google - one each during Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Only the Sydney gymnastics Google doodle depicted the gymnastic rings.
Men's Rings is a type of artistic gymnastics. Artistic Gymnastics is the best known of the three gymnastic disciplines - artistic, rhythmic and trampoline.
Rings gymnastics is exclusively a men's competition and involves two rings, each with an internal diameter of 18 centimetre that are suspended 2.8 metres from the floor.
Ring routines at the Olympics should include swings and handstands to emphasise muscle strength and the programme must end with an acrobatic dismount. Rings final is scheduled for August 6.
London 2012 Men's Rings competition is being conducted in four phases - qualification, team final, individual all-around final and individual apparatus finals. There are no Indian participants in the London 2012 gymnastic events.
On Day Two (Sunday) of London 2012, Google posted the London 2012 Diving Google doodle that showed a female diver in position for the plunge on the diving board over a pool that had the Google logo painted on the bottom.
On Day One (Saturday) of London 2012, Google posted an archery doodle that had a female archer taking aim at a bullseye, the target is strategically placed over the middle 'o' on the Google logo painted on the wall.
On Friday, Google put up its London 2012 Opening Ceremony doodle that showed five athletes on the track holding the letters of the Google logo. The Olympic disciplines depicted on the Google Olympics opening ceremony doodle were football, swimming/diving, running/jumping, javelin throw, fencing and basketball.
Google's daily Olympic doodle tradition began back in 2000 during the Sydney Olympics and continued through the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City, USA), 2004 Athens Olympics, 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.