Google’s 11th doodle for the London Olympics 2012 on Monday features the sport of Javelin.

The doodle, displayed on the search engine's homepage, has a night theme and depicts a male athlete preparing to throw a javelin. The event, apparently takes place in front of a jam-packed stadium.

The Google logo appears in the background while one of the Os in the Google logo is hidden behind the athletes head.

In Javelin, athletes throw the javelin (a spear), as far as possible within a predetermined area.

The javelin in the men's competition is 2.7 m long and weighs at least 800g.

On the other hand, the javelin in the women's competition is 2.2m long and weighs at least 600g.

(This article was published on August 6, 2012)
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