Fourth Google Doodle for London 2012 Olympics

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.

London 2012 fencing Highlights Video

London 2012 Fencing: The fourth Google doodle for Olympics 2012

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.

Fencing competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are scheduled to be held from 28 July to 5 August at ExCeL Exhibition Centre. Ten events (6 individual, 4 team) are scheduled to be contested. The International Fencing Federation (FIE) pushed for the inclusion of two more team events, but the IOC voted to keep the current format of ten events.

Maria Valentina Vezzali is the first fencer in Olympic history to win three Individual Foil gold medals at three consecutive Olympics.

Google’s daily Olympic doodle tradition began back in 2000 during the Sydney Olympics and continued through the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City, USA), 2004 Athens Olympics, 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

London 2012 Fencing Google Doodle Youtube Video

London 2012 Olympics: Fencing schedule

VENUE DATE SESSION TIME M/W SESSION DESCRIPTION
ExCeL 28 July 2012 10:30 – 15:30 W Individual Foil: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
ExCeL 28 July 2012 18:00 – 20:30 W Individual Foil: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 29 July 2012 10:30 – 14:00 M Individual Sabre: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
ExCeL 29 July 2012 18:00 – 19:50 M Individual Sabre: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 30 July 2012 10:30 – 15:30 W Individual Epée: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
ExCeL 30 July 2012 18:00 – 20:30 W Individual Epée: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 31 July 2012 10:30 – 15:30 M Individual Foil: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
ExCeL 31 July 2012 18:00 – 20:30 M Individual Foil: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 01 August 2012 09:00 – 15:40 M Individual Epée: round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
W Individual Sabre: round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals
ExCeL 01 August 2012 17:30 – 21:20 M Individual Epée: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
W Individual Sabre: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 02 August 2012 09:00 – 16:30 W Team Foil: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals
ExCeL 02 August 2012 18:00 – 20:50 W Team Foil: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 03 August 2012 10:30 – 15:30 M Team Sabre: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals
ExCeL 03 August 2012 18:00 – 19:50 M Team Sabre: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 04 August 2012 09:00 – 16:30 W Team Epée: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals
ExCeL 04 August 2012 18:00 – 20:50 W Team Epée: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
ExCeL 05 August 2012 09:00 – 16:30 M Team Foil: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals
ExCeL 05 August 2012 18:00 – 20:50 M Team Foil: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony

M Men’s event

W Women’s event

M / W Mixed event (eg Mixed Doubles in Tennis)

M & W Session containing men’s and women’s events

All events for the London 2012 Olympics are subject to change.

 

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