In honor of the diving competition at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Google is celebrating with its third consecutive Doodle for the games. The London 2012 Diving Doodle features a female diver in a position on a diving board over a pool that features the search engine’s name on the bottom. The Diving Doodle comes after the London 2012 Opening Ceremony Doodle and the Archery Doodle.
The London 2012 Olympic diving events are scheduled from today to August 11, with four men’s and four women’s events. The events include the 2m springboard, 10m platform, synchronized 3m springboard and synchronized 10m platform. There are 136 competitors in the diving competitions, including 68 men and 68 women.
The London 2012 diving competitions will take place at Olympic Part-Aquatics Centre, which was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid. The venue has a capacity of 17,500 and features a 50m competition pool, a 25m competition diving pool and a 50m warm-up pool.
Today’s Doodle is the third diving Doodle the search engine has posted on its homepage during the summer Olympics. The first was for the Sydney games in 2000, and the second was for the Beijing games in 2008; Google didn’t post one during the Athens games in 2004.
Written by: Karen Benardello