London 2012

  • Replay Google's interactive Olympic doodles August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: After 17 straight days of Olympic frenzy some users might experience withdrawal symptoms not finding a doodle on the Google home page. London 2012 is said to be the first social media Olympics played under the full glare of Facebook and Twitter. What made London 2012 more fun...
  • London Olympics end with a musical party August 13, 2012

    London: With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtains down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolour pageant of landmarks, light shows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists,...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Top 10 interesting facts August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: To bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google on Sunday has come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the ceremony that wraps up the so-far...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Farewell beckons August 12, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt made himself a living legend — just ask him. Michael Phelps swam a last lap into history. A man ran on carbon blades. Two track stars and a long jumper produced perhaps the greatest night in British sports history. Take a victory lap, London. The nightmare that was...
  • Google doodles London 2012 closing ceremony August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google is going to come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics, on Sunday. It is the seventeenth doodle by Google during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
  • London 2012 Closing Ceremony: A musical send-off August 11, 2012

    London: Pop will take the podium when London bids farewell to the Olympics on Sunday, with a closing ceremony starring the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, One Direction and a peculiarly British sense of humour. Undeterred by criticism that the opening ceremony two weeks ago was too British for the rest of...
  • London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle is not playable August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After posting four interactive Olympic doodles is a row, Google is again back to static. The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle posted by Google on Saturday is a non-interactive doodle, and does not let you play and score. The doodle has a gymnast with her ribbon that swirls to...
  • Google doodles London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After four back-to-back interactive avatars, the Google is going back to static for the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics doodle on Saturday. Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the two female-only sports in the Olympics. The other is synchronised swimming - that Google celebrated in its 10th London 2012 doodle on...
  • How to play London 2012 football Google doodle August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: In the virtual Olympics that is also parallely underway on Google's home page, Friday's scheduled event is football. After a wrist-wrecking paddling in slalom canoe on Thursday, Google now wants to test your goalkeeping skills in with its interactive London 2012 football doodle. Football is the fourth sport in Google's...
  • London 2012 football doodle: Defend penalty shots August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: If your wrists are aching from all the canoeing on Thursday, Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of...
  • How to play the London 2012 slalom canoe doodle August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Google's keyboard onslaught continues for the third consecutive day with a game of London 2012 slalom canoe as its 14th daily doodle during the ongoing Olympic Games. Curiously, this is the first doodle this Olympics by Google that has been posted after the featured event was over. Also playing...
  • Google's wrist-wrecking London 2012 slalom canoe August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After getting you to jump hurdles and netting basketballs, Google takes to the water course for a wrist-wrecking game of slalom canoe. The London 2012 slalom canoe is the 14th doodle (and the third playable doodle) posted by Google during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. This interactive doodle, which...
  • Tips: Score more in London 2012 basketball doodle August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The keyboard/mouse has been bearing the brunt of the efforts to get a three-star score playing Google's interactive basketball doodle. But getting those three stars and that celebratory image to share on Google+ is not a cakewalk. But then it also isn't that difficult. Here's what you need...
  • How to play the London 2012 basketball doodle August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Work hours across the globe are at stake again with Google's second playable doodle during the ongoing London Olympics 2012. Following its interactive hurdles doodle, Google has posted a shoot and score London 2012 basketball doodle. The interactive doodle lets users shoot baskets using the space bar or by...
  • London 2012 basketball doodle: Shoot and score August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has added yet another discipline to its armchair Olympics - basketball. After putting up the interactive London 2012 hurdle doodle on Tuesday, Google has come up with yet another interactive doodle - London 2012 basketball - that lets users score points playing basketball on their computers. This is...
  • London 2012 hurdles: China's Liu out of Olympics August 7, 2012

    London: Former champion Liu Xiang left the Olympics Games in the first heat of the 110-meter hurdles for the second time in a row, clutching his right Achilles after he crashed into the first obstacle. Liu won in 2004 at Athens to become the first Chinese man to claim an Olympic...
  • How to play London 2012 hurdles doodle August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google today gives you a chance to be an athlete and participate in a hurdles race. Though you won't be taken to London, but Google lets you participate in the race just by sitting in your chair. So if are you ready to beat everyone in the armchair Olympics,...
  • Bosses beware! London 2012 hurdles doodle's here August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: It is not only watching the Olympics at work that bosses across the world need to be worried about, on Tuesday they may also be fretting over employees competing against each other in the playable London 2012 hurdles Google doodle, tippity tapping away on their keyboards. The twelfth doodle...
  • Google London 2012 hurdles doodle lets you race August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Get ready for the tippity tap of keypads around you on Tuesday as people frantically try to better each other's scores in the interactive doodle that Google has created for London 2012 hurdles. The twelfth doodle that Google has posted during the ongoing Olympic Games is easily Google's most...
  • London 2012 Javelin: 10 things to know August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the London 2012 Javelin doodle and Javelin Throw events: 1. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower...
  • Google doodles London 2012 Javelin August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower taking the throwing position in a stadium. The term "Google" is written in a slapdash manner, with...
  • London 2012 synchronised swimming: 10 things you should know August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: To mark the 9th day of the ongoing London 2012 Olympics, Google posted a doodle on its homepage, which is dedicated to Synchronised swimming. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the London 2012 synchronised swimming doodle and Synchronised swimming events: 1. Synchronised swimming is one of the...
  • London 2012 synchronised swimming Google doodle August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Synchronised swimming is one of the two Olympic sports that is exclusive to women (rhythmic gymnastics is the other) and a team of eight syncronised swimmers get together for a circular formation to replace the first 'O' of the Google logo floating in a pool. Interestingly, synchronised swimming...
  • London 2012 pole vault doodle: 10 must-know facts August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google home page on Saturday depicts pole vault. Here's 10 must-know facts about the doodle and the sport: 1. The London 2012 pole vault doodle Google's first ever doodle on the sport. 2. In the London 2012 pole vault doodle a female pole...
  • Google doodles London 2012 pole vault August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: A female pole vaulter propels herself high in the sky in Google's ninth doodle during the ongoing London Olympic Games. The Google logo looms behind the stadium, the ceiling of which is painted in Google colours - blue, red, yellow and green. Pole vault is one of the field...
  • London 2012 shot put doodle: 10 must-know facts August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google home page on Friday depicts shot put. Here's 10 must-know facts about the doodle and the sport: 1. The shot put doodle Google's first ever doodle on the sport. Other sports featured on the Google home page logo during London 2012 have featured on...
  • London 2012 shot put Google doodle August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has doodled its first ever shot put doodle. Unlike the other sports which have appeared multiple times over the different Olympics as doodles on the Google home page this is the track and field event's maiden appearance. The London 2012 shot put doodle is the eighth London 2012...
  • London 2012 Table Tennis: 10 interesting facts August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: On the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has put up a new doodle, which is dedicated to table tennis. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the table tennis Google doodle and London 2012 table tennis events that you should know: 1. The London...
  • London 2012 Table Tennis: Wang favourite for SF August 2, 2012

    London: Wang Hao has won two silver medals in table tennis in the last two Olympics, a history he's trying to forget. "I want that gold medal very much," Wang said. "The silver medals are in the past, so I'm just trying to take it step by step." The main problem is...