London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics: Olympics day 16 Google doodle

London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics: Olympics day 16 Google doodle
London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics is the sixteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.

The sport of rhythmic gymnastics involves individuals or teams of 2 or more who manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon. Free rhythmic gymnastics involve no apparatus, and the gymnasts perform on the floor. An individual athlete only manipulates 1 apparatus at a time.

The doodle itself represents a female gymnast with a ribbon. The ribbon forms the two Os in the Google logo.

Friday 27th July, the Google doodle had celebrated the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The doodle 5 athletes playing different Olympic sports. On Saturday, the Google doodle had celebrated the sport of archery, with a female archer getting ready to aim for bull's eye.

Last Sunday's Google doodle celebrated the Olympic sport of diving. Monday and Tuesday were about fencing and gymnastics men's rings respectively. Wednesday it was the turn of field hockey, the first time the sport found its way into a Google doodle. The sport of table tennis or ping pong was depicted on Thursday.

Last Friday it was the turn of shot put, while Saturday and Sunday had pole vault and synchronised swimming respectively. Monday saw the week start with a javelin Google doodle, while Tuesday saw the first animated doodle in form of the London 2012 hurdles game. Wednesday, we saw the amazing basketball doodle game, while Thursday it was the sport of slalom canoe (called whitewater slalom until November 2008). Yesterday, it was the turn of soccer/ football game.

Google has a rich history of Olympics related doodles. In 2008, there was a doodle celebrating the opening ceremony of the Bejing Olympics on Aug 8, 2008. This doodle showed the five Beijing Olympics mascots - BeiBei, JingJing, HuanHuan, YingYing and NiNi - carrying the Olympic flag.

Olympic Google doodles

For more Google doodles, visit this page.

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