Google is celebrating the spirit of sports and has commemorated its today’s doodle to the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games set to kick off tomorrow. The games will go on till August 2 in Los Angeles and will have participants from all around the globe. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
The doodle depicts a busy stadium with athletes practicing before the games begin. Athletes are shown lifting, kicking balls, swimming, picking up weights and stretching. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
The Special Olympics World Games happens every two years, and is unique because it allows athletes with intellectual disabilities to represent their countries in sport. This year, the games will feature 6,500 athletes representing more than 160 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators. Also Read - Google celebrates Hollywood actor, singer and dancer Shirley Temple with animated Doodle
Athletes (from age 8 to 71) will compete in soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track, roller skating and other sports over nine days. Spectators include Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps and diver Greg Louganis, basketball great Yao Ming and even first lady Michelle Obama, who will open the event Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics.
This is going to be the biggest sporting event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics. It will feature 26 Olympic-style events in venues throughout the Los Angeles region.