London 2012 table tennis dominates Google Doodle

2 Aug 2012

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The London 2012 table tennis Google Doodle

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Internet search giant Google is tipping its hat to the Olympic sport of table tennis with a Doodle on its homepage.

Google has been featuring Olympic-themed Doodles – stylised Google logos – on its homepage since the Games kicked off in London on 27 July.

Today’s Doodle depicts table tennis players lobbing a ball over a net that contains the word ‘Google’. The paddle of one tennis player cleverly forms one of the o letters in ‘Google’.

Table tennis, according to London 2012, is the world’s largest participation sport that originated in the late 19th century as a game upper-class English families played after dinner.

Today, athletes specialising in the sport must demonstrate power, subtlety and lightning-fast reflexes.

London 2012 table tennis events began on 28 July and run until 8 August, and include 172 athletes (86 men and 86 women). There are four medal events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s team and women’s team.

The London 2012 Olympics conclude on 12 August.

27 July Doodle

Google’s Doodle from 27 July, the opening day of the London 2012 Olympics

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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