During the Olympics period, Google releases a new doodle for a featured sports event. Today (7 Aug 2012) it is an interactive hurdle doodle which you could play and seek to break the world record!
Simply click the play button to start the game. You need to press the left and right arrow buttons to run, certainly the faster you press the faster you run. Jump using the space bar. I found it easier to play this mini game using a regularly-sized keyboard than using a mini keyboard on a notebook computer. My result was merely 24.5s on my macbook. You can try to test your luck (the current man’s 110m hurdle world record is 12.87s).
So far Google released doodle for archery, diving, fencing, rings, field hockey, table tennis, shot put, pole vault, synchronized swimming and javelin. The javelin google doodle was soon updated after the successful rover landing on Mars.
As always, the new doodle is only seen on Google search page at the corresponding local time. If you can’t wait to see it, you can go to Google Australia or simply check out this official page: http://www.google.com/doodles/hurdles-2012.
Do you know this is not the first time Google made a doodle for hurdle? Here is the 2004 Athens Olympics hurdle Google doodle. Which one do you like? The 2012 or 2004 doodle?