Google celebrate Olympics with London 2012 Doodle

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google_doodle_olympics.jpgGoogle have marked the opening day of the London 2012 Olympics this morning with a sport themed Google Doodle on their landing page.

It’s become something of a tradition for Google to mark key birthdays or world events with a cartoon incorporating their logo, and today is no different. Though the games have technically already kicked off (no pun intended) with the early start of the football to allow a rest between matches, tonight’s £27 opening ceremony extravaganza, directed by much-loved Brit director Danny Boyle, is the official start.

We’d have loved to have seen a little more interactivity in the Doodle to mark the occasion though, as clicking it merely opens a “opening ceremony london 2012” search.

Click here to check out the archive of Google Doodles.

Tech Digest have been getting into the spirit of the summer of sport with our own Tech Pentathlon series. So far, we’ve looked at how to work from home during the Olympics, some key apps to grab, gadgets to help you get through the games and how best to stream events online.

Gerald Lynch