THE 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing, definition the republic will once again fast turn experts on curling, Nordic sum and the luge.
Google has been getting in on the act, imprinting the major sporting eventuality with the “Doodle Snow Games”. Here’s what you need to know.
What is the latest 2018 Winter Olympics Google Doodle?
On the first day of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Google denounced the first of its series of commemorative doodles imprinting the games.
Users can activate the whimsical, animal-based sporting animations by simply clicking on the play symbol at the centre of the designs.
The first pattern introduced us to a expel of cartoon creatures rebellious Winter Olympic events, such as an ice-skating lizard and arctic fox skiers.
In the latest Doodle, to symbol Day 4 of the set, we see a multi-coloured crew, including an elephant, a cat and a penguin, racing snowboards down the slopes.
Languishing behind the others, with the elephant good out in front of the pack, is a tortoise.
There will be a sum of 17 opposite designs, and you can find and watch the full Doodle bureau here.
What do we need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics?
The games are being held in Pyeongchang in South Korea, located in the plateau of the range of Gangwon.
This year’s opening rite took place at on Friday, Feb 9, and the games strictly come to an finish on Feb 25.
Coverage of the games is being televised on BBC Sport and Eurosport, with the Sky channel broadcasting a barnstorming 794 hours of high-octane winter sport.
Great Britain has sent a record 59 athletes to the Games, with UK Sport environment a aim of 5 medals in South Korea.
What is a Google Doodle?
In 1998, the hunt engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a hang figure behind the second ‘o’ of Google as a summary to that they were out of bureau at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born.
The company motionless that they should adorn the trademark to symbol informative moments and it shortly became transparent that users really enjoyed the change to the Google homepage.
In that same year, a turkey was combined to Thanksgiving and two pumpkins seemed as the ‘o’s for Halloween the following year.
Now, there is a full group of doodlers, illustrators, striking designers, animators and classically lerned artists who help create what you see on those days.
Among the Doodles published in new months were ones commemorating German scientist Robert Koch, Jan Ingenhousz (who detected photosynthesis) and the 50th anniversary of kids coding languages being introduced.
Earlier in the year, the hunt hulk distinguished the 2017 Autumn Equinox , which noted the central finale of summer and the coming of autumn.