Google celebrates 120th anniversary of first modern Olympic Games with a doodle!

The online search engine giant Google celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with a doodle.

Updated: Apr 06, 2016, 09:30 AM IST
Google celebrates 120th anniversary of first modern Olympic Games with a doodle!

New Delhi: The online search engine giant Google celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with a doodle.

The doodle on the homepage shows four different scenes from the historical game and each of them can be seen by refreshing the homepage. It is designed by Olivia Huynh.

On clicking the doodle, a google search page opens up and shows parts of a Wikipedia article, which reads, "The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era."

As per the tech giant, the 1896 games included 9 different sports and 43 events. Most noteworthy was the marathon, which had the greatest number of international athletes ever.

Google further said that equally noteworthy was its winner, Spyridon 'Spyro' Louis, the only Greek champion in the athletics division, and a national hero for the host country. His monumental victory on that historic day continues to inspire Greek pride.

Since the first modern Olympics were held 120 years ago, they have continued to be staged over every four years with the exception of 1940 and 1944 due to World War II. London is the only city to have hosted the event on three occasions.

(With ANI inputs)