London 2012 slalom canoe is the fourteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.
The sport of canoe slalom, or whitewater slalom as it was called before November 2008, is a sport where the aim is to navigate your canoe through a series of hanging gates on a river rapid as soon as possible.
The doodle itself is in the form of a game true to the basics of the sport - your aim is to make the slalom athlete navigate the rapid as fast as possible. Use the left-right arrow keys to power up and navigate your canoe. Try aiming for a time around the 20 second mark to be champion of your office!
Last Friday, 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.
This 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. Yesterday, we saw the amazing basketball doodle game.
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 fifteen days of the Olympics.
Olympic Google doodles
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