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Google commemorates the start of the Winter Games, with a charming doodle

On the first day of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Google honoured the host city with a charming doodle

Google commemorates the start of the Winter Games, with a charming doodle

On Friday, Google honoured the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 with a doodle (February 4). This animated doodle will be available for the duration of the two-week event. A snowboarding leopard, an ice dancing rabbit, a curling mouse, a fox playing hockey, and a wings-flapping duck on skis are among the charming creatures included in the doodle.

"The competitive critters featured in today's Doodle have gathered from all over the world under the winter sky to keep their cool and put their opponents on ice. Who will be pouncing on victory and scurrying home an international legend?" Google Doodle said.

The competition will take place over 16 days, with the opening ceremony taking place at National Stadium, often known as the Bird's Nest. On February 20, the competition will come to a close with a closing ceremony.

Among the 3,000 athletes from more than 90 countries, India only has one skier, Arif Mohammad Khan. Athletes will compete in cross-country skiing, speed skating, ski jumping, and freestyle skiing, among other winter sports.

After a Chinese soldier involved in the Galwan conflict 2020 with Indian soldiers was named torchbearer at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch Relay, India said on Thursday (February 3) that it will not attend the corresponding ceremonies of the Games.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and a number of other countries have declared a diplomatic boycott of the Games. China's "human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang" against the province's Uyghur Muslim population, according to the US. All of these countries will send athletes to compete in the Games, but no one will attend any of the ceremonies, not even the officials.

Beijing has now held both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, having previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2008.

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