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Google celebrates PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 with special Doodles

Google’s doodles show animations of animals participating in Olympics events.

tech Updated: Feb 09, 2018 16:28 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Google has the animal kingdom taking part in its own ‘Doodle Snow Games’(Google)

Search engine Google on Friday dedicated a doodle marking the opening day of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The animated doodle shows a sledging penguin, a skiing dog and an ice-skating snake.

“It looks like the whole animal kingdom has turned out to watch the excitement unfold over the next two weeks,” Google said in its doodle page.

The Games started on Friday and would continue over the next fortnight.

It is reported to be the largest Winter Olympics in history with 2,925 athletes from 92 nations taking part. PyeongChang 2018 will also award a record number of 102 gold medals.

It is the first Winter Olympic Games to be hosted by South Korea, which also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988.

The games will conclude on February 25.

In India, Reliance Jio bagged the digital rights to broadcast the Winter Olympics 2018. Jio will broadcast the events live on its app, JioTV. JioTV will create multiple exclusive channels on its platform to stream 24x7 live action and content of the games. It will also offer a seven-day catch up feature for consumers to watch repeat action at their convenience.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 16:28 IST