In honor of the sport of fencing at the London 2012 Olympic summer games, Google is celebrating with its fourth consecutive Doodle. The Doodle, which replaces Google’s official logo on the search engine’s home page, depicts two fencers competing against each other. One of the fencer’s head forms the first O of the search engine’s name, while the other fencer, who replaces the L in Google, is defending.
The fencing competition at the London 2012 Olympic summer games is scheduled from this past Saturday, July 28, to Sunday, August 5. There are 10 events, including the men’s and women’s Individual Epee, Foil and Sabre, men’s Team Foil and Team Sabre, women’s Team Epee and Team Foil, which are scheduled to be contested.
There are 212 Olympians participating in Fencing, including 105 men and 107 women. Each country is limited to eight men and eight women across all events. There are three athletes in men’s and women’s Individual and Team Foil, men’s Indiiidual and Team Sabre and women’s Individual and Team Epee. There are two athletes in men’s Individual Epee and women’s Individual Sabre.
Today’s Doodle is the second fencing Doodle in Olympic history. The first was posted during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Written by: Karen Benardello