To mark the third day of the London Olympics 2012, Google has replaced its usual logo with a new doodle – London 2012 fencing. The new doodle shows two fencers fighting against each other using bladed weapons.
The letter ‘L’ in “Google” is shown as one of the bladed weapons being used by one of the fencers, while a helmet on the head of a fencer is modishly depicted as the first ‘O’ of the word “Google”. The rest of the letters are placed in the playing area near the boundary. The London 2012 fencing doodle is the fourth London Olympics doodle.
The fencing events began at the London Olympics on Saturday with the women’s individual foil. Google Doodle brings in it own version to highlight the sport.
Elisa Di Francisca won gold in fencing’s individual foil at the Olympics on Saturday, beating Arianna Errigo 12-11 in extra time of an all-Italian final.
Monday’s Google doodle is the second fencing doodle posted by Google during the Olympic Games. The first fencing doodle was posted by Google during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
On Day Two (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 One (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, 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.