London 2012 Hockey is the latest Google Doodle

Updated: 01 August 2012 09:54 IST

It is the sixth day of the London Olympics and Google has chosen this time, to represent hockey as its chosen sport for Wednesday.

New Delhi: It is the sixth day of the London Olympics and Google has chosen this time, to represent hockey as its chosen sport for Wednesday.

Hockey has had a new home in London. It is being contested on a blue turf for the first time. While there have been many who have condemned the decision and said that the turf has a lot of uneven bounce, several crucial battles have already been fought on it.

Hockey was dominated in the early 20th century by India. The team made a fighting start to their campaign in the Olympics 2012 as well. They however could not stop the Dutch from a 3-2 win despite coming back strongly in the second half, on Monday.

The Indians now play New Zealand on Wednesday.

Interestingly, the Google Doodle features a woman player. Women too have been a significant part of hockey through the years. Google however has featured the sport for the first time despite having showcased ice hockey thrice during Winter Olympic Games.

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