London 2012 Hockey is the latest Google Doodle
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.