Today’s olympic Doodle celebrates „Archery“ (July 28th, 2012). The Archery competition will call for pinpoint precision and nerves of steel. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity. Archery had its debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Recurve archery is the only discipline of archery featured at the Olympic Games.
Here the doodle. It shows a woman with a bow. She is fully concentrated and fixes the target with the arrow. The target is the second „o“ of the Google logo.
The second Olympic games, Paris 1900, saw the first appearance of archery. 7 disciplines in varying distances were contested. Between 1920 and 1972, archery was not contested at the Olympic games. The archery competition that was featured at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of a double FITA Round competition with two events – men’s individual and women’s individual. This form of the archery competition was held until the 1988 Summer Olympics, when team competition was added and the Grand FITA Round format was used. Starting at the 1992 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Round with head-to-head matches was adopted, and has been used ever since. – Source: Wikipedia
More about: www.london2012.com/archery/
Archery-Doodle as video
Good luck to all athletes in the Olympic archery competitions.