In honor of table tennis competitions at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Google is celebrating with its seventh original Doodle in a row. The search engine replaced its official logo on its homepage with a new Doodle again today, celebrating the sport of table tennis.
The Doodle shows two players, a right handed player and a left handed player, playing table tennis. The blade of the tennis table bat the left-handed player is holding is shown as the second O in Google. The rest of the search engine’s letters are written on the net, which is used to divide the table.
The table tennis Doodle is the third one dedicated to the Olympic sport. The first table tennis Doodle was posted during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and the second was posted during the 2008 Olympic Games.
The table tennis competitions are scheduled from July 28 to August 8. There are four events that are scheduled to be contested-men’s and women’s Singles and men’s and women’s Team.
There are 172 athletes participating in the table tennis events, including 86 men and 86 women. Each country has three men and three women across all events, and two athletes in each Singles event.
Written by: Karen Benardello