London 2012 football is the fifteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.
The sport of soccer, or football as it is called in most of the world, needs no introduction. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world, and is perhaps the only sport in the world that is played in every single country.
The doodle itself is the 4th consecutive Google doodle in the form of a game. You don the role of soccer/ football goalkeeper, and your aim is to keep as may balls out as possible. Be careful, since you need to let in only three goals and your game is over. You can move the soccer/ football goalkeeper with left-right keys and make him jump with the spacebar. Interestingly, the letters of the Google logo lie by the side of the football/ soccer goal.
Friday 27th July, the Google doodle had celebrated the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The doodle 5 athletes playing different Olympic sports. On Saturday, the Google doodle had celebrated the sport of archery, with a female archer getting ready to aim for bull’s eye.
Last Sunday’s Google doodle celebrated the Olympic sport of diving. Monday and Tuesday were about fencing and gymnastics men’s rings respectively. Wednesday it was the turn of field hockey, the first time the sport found its way into a Google doodle. The sport of table tennis or ping pong was depicted on Thursday.
Last Friday it was the turn of shot put, while Saturday and Sunday had pole vault and synchronised swimming respectively. Monday saw the week start with a javelin Google doodle, while Tuesday saw the first animated doodle in form of the London 2012 hurdles game. Wednesday, we saw the amazing basketball doodle game, while yesterday it was the sport of slalom canoe (called whitewater slalom until November 2008).
Google has a rich history of Olympics related doodles. In 2008, there was a doodle celebrating the opening ceremony of the Bejing Olympics on Aug 8, 2008. This doodle showed the five Beijing Olympics mascots – BeiBei, JingJing, HuanHuan, YingYing and NiNi – carrying the Olympic flag.
Each day in 2008 saw different Google doodles being released. It is expected that this year too Google will stay true to its tradition and come out with a series of doodles spread across the days of the Olympics.