Valentine’s Day 2018 and PyeongChang Winter Olympics together celebrated in a Google doodle

Today’s Google Doodle illustrates Grebe birds figure skating and in love.

  • Published: February 14, 2018 9:27 AM IST

Since almost a week now, Google has been dedicating its homepage doodle to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, with one new illustration for each day of the games. And it promises to do so till the games end on February 25. However, today’s doodle especially stands out, because it marks not just the sixth day of the games, but also celebrates Valentine’s Day.

Today’s doodle illustrates two Grebe birds figure skating, and also depict, as per Google, “just how powerful love can be”. The illustration shows that the two lovebirds have been skating together since they were chicks, but today they truly spread their wings.

“A birds-eye-view of the action displays eggstravagant jumps and lifts; the Grebes must be flying high in the moment. They appear to be winging it, as one Grebe ducks under the other. The crowd’s got goosebumps – they’ve never seen anything so beautiful! They all watch over the Grebes like hawks as the couple appears to be going for the never-before-seen wing-to-wing lift–will they make it?…”, Google goes a notch up on the mush on its blog.

This is the first time that South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics. The Olympics Winter Games will see more than 2,000 athletes representing 92 countries at 102 events across 15 sports skiing, skating, luge, ski jumping, ice hockey, snowboarding among other games.

And in order to celebrate the same, Google is running its Doodle Snow Games, which it shares on each day of the game, until the last day. The Doodle Snow games has athletes from the animal kingdom compete in an animated, virtual world. Today was the lovey Grebes and yesterday were Raccoon Dogs.

  • Published Date: February 14, 2018 9:27 AM IST