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London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings: 10 things to know

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Jul 31, 2012 at 11:58am IST

New Delhi: Continuing its trend of posting a new sport-specific doodle everyday during the London Olympics 2012, Google has today replaced its usual Google logo on the homepage with the London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings doodle.

Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings event that you should know:

1. 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.

London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings: 10 things to know

The Olympics Google doodle for London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings shows a mustachioed gymnast performing.

2. The London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings doodle is the fifth Google doodle this Olympics.

3. 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.

4. Men's Rings is a type of artistic gymnastics. Artistic Gymnastics is the best known of the three gymnastic disciplines - artistic, rhythmic and trampoline.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. London 2012 Men's Rings competition is being conducted in four phases - qualification, team final, individual all-around final and individual apparatus finals.

8. All gymnasts compete in the qualifications. The best eight teams then go through to the Team final. The best 24 individual gymnasts (maximum two from each country) go through to the Individual All-Around final, where gymnasts compete on all apparatus. The best eight gymnasts on each apparatus (maximum two from each country) go through to the individual apparatus finals. ach apparatus is judged for difficulty and execution, with the highest scoring athlete the winner.

9. There are no Indian participants in the London 2012 gymnastic events.

10. 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.

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