New Google Doodle Celebrates Synchronized Swimming at Olympics 2012: Google has been going hand in hand with the London 2012 Olympics’ celebrations via the famous ‘Google Doodles’. Today Google displayed its 10th consecutive doodle with the unique synchronized swimming photo.
The doodle shows a group of eight swimmers in a circular formation, which is drawn in place of the first O of the ‘Google’. The O floats in a beautiful blue animated pool.
This is the second time Google has paid tribute to the beautiful game of synchronized swimming. The first time a synchronized swimming logo appeared in 2004 during the Athens game.
Synchronized swimming is a beautiful sport that is exclusive to only female competitors at the Olympics. There are only two such sports at the Olympics – the second one being rhythmic gymnastics. involves talented swimmers performing dancing and gymnastic antics to music playing through Synchronized swimming underwater speakers.
The sport involves great effort and fitness from the swimmers’ end; their movements are perfected and completely synchronized. The participants are expected to have a lot of endurance, water skills, grace, preciseness and body strength. Breath control is also an art the swimmers have to master. Swimmers perform in either pairs or teams of eight.
Synchronized swimming requires the contestants to wear completely opaque swim wear. They are not allowed to wear goggles or any other additional clothing or accessories; they may wear a nose clip if required.
For the 2012 London Olympics there are 104 participants coming in to compete. In both the events there are a total of eight countries participating; however in the duets games there will be 16 countries taking part.
All the Google doodle’s this year have been extremely interesting. However the synchronized swimming doodle has become extremely popular. The next doodle is expected to be either for javelin throw or hockey.