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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘London 2012’

London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Doodle Hits Google Homepage

The latest in Google’s series of Olympics-themed doodles celebrates rhythmic gymnastics. The previous three were interactive, playable games, but Google appears to have gotten back to the more traditional doodle style. Perhaps they just couldn’t figure out a way to make a game out of rhythmic gymnastics. The previous doodle was for soccer, which was preceded by slalom canoe, basketball, …

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London 2012 Soccer Google Doodle is a PK Simulator

Google has unleashed yet another time-wasting Olympic Google doodle upon web browsers everywhere. While Google has created a different Google doodle for each day of the London 2012 Olympics, the past few days have featured an easy to learn, yet difficult to master mini-game based on an Olympic sport. Yesterday’s doodle saw players navigating rapids in a slalom canoe. Today’s …

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London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle is a Playable Mini-Game

Google has thrown its entire creative weight behind the London 2012 Olympics. Each day of the games, the website has featured a Google Doodle highlighting a relevant Olympic event. Yesterday that meant the javelin throw was spotlighted for the day, though it may have been overshadowed by the late addition of the Mars rover Curiosity in the background of the …

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Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics?

The Crip Walk. It’s a dance move that originated in the 1970s from the infamous Crip gang. It has since taken on some mainstream popularity, but its origins have never truly been forgotten. That’s why the response has been divided ever since the dance has entered the Olympic stage. Serena Williams, star tennis player, was the second woman to earn …

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London 2012 Javelin: Will The Competitors Set New Records?

Google is back at it once again, as they have for every day of the Olympics, with a brand new Google Doodle. Today’s Doodle celebrates the sport of Javelin Throw with Knowledge Graph paying close attention to the women’s qualifying round in Javelin taking place tomorrow, August 7. Even if you have never participated in Track and Field, you are …

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London 2012 Table Tennis Doodle Hits Google Homepage In Ongoing Olympics Series

Google has been running doodles related to the Olympics on its homepage every day since the opening ceremony. Yesterday it was field hockey. The day before that it was gymnastics. The day before that it was fencing. And so on. You can get a look at more recent Google doodles here. Google seems to be using its doodles to showcase …

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The London 2012 Olympics Would Be Way Better In 8-Bit

People are excited about the Olympics and for good reason. The event only happen once every four years so we tend to make a big deal out of it whenever it rolls around. The Olympics could stand to be a bit more exciting though. An 8-bit version of the games would be the perfect solution. The fine folks at FLIKLI …

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Twitter Owns Up To Its Mistake, Reinstates Suspended Twitter Account

Twitter has found itself in a bit of a controversy the past few days. In short, they suspended the Twitter account of one Guy Adams, a reporter for The Independent who had been tweeting criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. People took the suspension as a sign of Twitter working with its overlords at NBC to stifle any criticism …

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London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: China Might Win It Again

The Olympics are upon us and Google has seen fit to grace us yet again with another Google Doodle celebrating various events throughout the games. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the Artistic Gymnastics competition, specifically the Men’s Rings category. Thanks to Google’s Knowledge Graph, we also get to see how the Men’s Rings competition is unfolding. The qualification results are in …

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Official Olympic Song Penned By Muse

The band Muse has been chosen to provide the official song for the London 2012 Olympics. The very popular group were among those to carry the porch during its long tour of England. The song, called “Survival”, will play at official venues for the duration of of the games, including when the athletes enter the arena and right before the …

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Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps: Who Will Steal the London Games?

These days, mentioning Michael Phelps almost requires you to also bring up his counter-part, USA’s Ryan Lochte. Ever since 2011’s World Championship, when Lochte beat Phelps in the head to head races, the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM, Lochte has stepped up to become the premiere world swimming champion. Lochte took home four medals and the championship, Phelps only …

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Allyson Felix or Jenba Tarmoth – Which USA Track Star is going to the Olympics?

Coming into the the women’s 100 meter event at U.S. qualifying, there were three positions open on the team. The first three to finish that race would make the team. But after the race was run, there is still no clear third place winner, and the final US Olympic team may have to be determined by a coin toss. Both …

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