PyeongChang 2018: Google Doodle for day 15 celebrates the bobsleigh event

Will the ducks quack under pressure?

  • Published: February 23, 2018 9:51 AM IST

Welcome to the Day 15 of Doodle Snow Games, where the ducks are in competition for the highly anticipated bobsled event. “These birds have been logging time on the mountain for the past few weeks in preparation for this webbed feet,” Google gives us an insight.

In the illustration we see that the ducks were on track for a win, but as Google writes in its blog, “It looks as though the old expression holds true today: if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…it may not be a bobsled star. The pipe dream of victory was a slippery slope for this crew. They swam against the current, but in the end they were sunk.”

Google initiated the Doodle Snow Games to celebrate the two weeks of PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The games started on February 9, and are scheduled to go on till February 25. Google plans to showcase 17 doodles in total as part of Google Snow Games, which means two more to go.

Bobsleigh began to be practiced as a sport in Switzerland in the late 19th century. Four-man bobsleigh (Men and/or Women) was officially adopted as an event from the first Olympic Winter Games that were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. Two-man bobsleigh was added to the 1932 Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid, USA while woman’s bobsleigh was only added to the 19th Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City in 2002. In bobsleigh, athletes ride a steerable sled down an ice track.

  • Published Date: February 23, 2018 9:51 AM IST