Google is celebrating the shot put competition at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games with its first ever Doodle celebrating the sport. The track and field event’s first Doodle is the eighth consecutive Doodle the search engine has posted on its homepage during this year’s Olympic Games.

The shot put Doodle features a competitor getting ready for his throw on the field, with the Google logo in the horizon. There are two spectators standing in front of the L in Google’s name.

The sport involves the competitor to throw a metal ball, known as the shot, as far as possible in a pushing motion, known as the putting. The shot used by men weighs just over 16 pounds, while the women’s shot is just under nine pounds.

The London Olympic Games feature shot put events for both men and women. The qualification round and the final for men’s shot put will be held on August 3 at the Olympic Stadium. The women’s events are scheduled for August 6.

Written by: Karen Benardello

London 2012 Olympics Shotput Google Doodle

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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