Olympics Google Doodles Day 15 : Football @London2012

Association football has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men’s competition sport. Women’s footballwas added to the official programme in 1996.

Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of both.
Defend penalty shots to score in the London 2012 football playable doodle
Adding a fourth sport to its armchair Olympics, Google takes you to the the football field, where you as a goalkeeper strive to prevent your opponent from scoring goals. On the top right of the doodle is the score board that shows the number of goals defended by you, while on the top left is the board that counts number of goals scored against you. At three strikes, the game’s over.

Users can use the right and left right arrow keys to move the goalkeeper and press the spacebar key to jump to save goals. Alternately you can move the mouse to move the goalkeeper and press the left or right mouse button to make the goal keeper jump. You can also use the keyboard to perform one action and the mouse for another. The letters of the Google logo has been haphazardly placed on the right and left of the goal post.


Except for 1896 and 1932, Olympics have always featured men’s football tournament at the every-four-years extravaganza. Women’s football was introduced in 1996.

Although football did feature in the 1900 Paris and 1904 St. Louis Olympics, there were no medals awarded back then and only demonstration matches were held.

It were the 1908 London Olympics when officially the game made an entry into the Games. Great Britain won the Gold, Denmark the Silver and Netherlands the Bronze.

Argentina men, who won the Gold in 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Games, did not qualify for the London Olympics 2012. Actually neither did the Argentine women.

Brazil men’s football team are looking for their first Olympic Gold and face Mexico in the final on Saturday.

Brazilian women, two time Olympic runner-ups in 2004 and 2008, on the other hand were knocked out in the quarter-final by eventual finalists Japan.

It is the United States team that dominates in the women’s section though. They have won the Gold three times in the four Olympics since the inception of the women’s football at the Games. They have won the last two Olympic football tournaments and are on course for a third when they take on Japan in the final on Thursday.

The London 2012 slalom canoe is the 14th doodle (and the third playable doodle) posted by Google during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 basketball was the thirteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.This was the Second Doodle Game Posted by the Google.

Google Posted First Doodle Game of Hurdles on their Home Page for London 2012 Olympics on 7th August.

On 6th August  The doodle with a night theme has the spotlight on a male athlete preparing to throw the Javelin in front of a jam-packed stadium For the Javelin Event.

The Google Doodle for Synchronized Swimming was Displayed bu Google on 5th August . 
The Google Doodle for the 4th of August 2012,the  9th day is the “London 2012 Pole Vault” event. The London 2012 Pole Vault event is taking place on the 8th of August 2012 to the 10th of August 2012.

On Eighth Day The London 2012 shot put doodle posted by Google on its home page. The task on shot put is to throw a metal ball (shot) as far as possible in a pushing motion (putting).

Seventh day of Olymics there was a Google Doodle for Table Tennis on Google’s Home Page.The Doodle Showed a TT Raquet with a Player.

On Day Six (Wednesday) There was a Doodle on Google’s Homepage For the Hockey Competition in Olympic 2012.

On day Five (Tuesday) of London 2012,Google Showed a Men’s Ring Competition Google Doodle.  
On Day Four (Monday) of London 2012,Google Showed a London 2012 Fencing Google Doodle on Home page. The doodle shows two fencers fighting against each other using bladed weapons.
On Day Three (Sunday) of London 2012, Google came up with the London 2012 Diving Google doodle. It had a female diver in position for the plunge on the diving board over a pool that has the Google logo painted on the bottom.
On Day Two (Saturday) of London 2012, Google posted an archery doodle on its home page that showed a female archer taking aim at a bullseye, the target is strategically placed over the middle ‘o’ on the Google logo painted on the wall.
On Friday, Day One Google put up its London 2012 Opening Ceremony doodle that showed five athletes on the track holding the letters of the Google logo. The Olympic disciplines depicted on the Google Olympics opening ceremony doodle were football, swimming/diving, running/jumping, javelin throw, fencing and basketball.

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