Rio 2016 and the Google Doodle Fruit Games
From the start of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Google released a daily sports themed Doodle in commemoration of the international sporting event that has captivated our screens, and saturated social media on a global scale. 3.7 billion people actively engaged with the Rio 2016 Olympics across multiple media platforms, so it is fair to say that Google, and social media platforms such as Twitter, and Facebook have revolutionised the way we watch television.
Alongside the daily Google Fruit Doodles, Google also released an app compatible for Android and iOS, with more than
Here are the Google Doodles of the #Rio2016 Olympics;
Day 1 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Google marked the start of the 2016 Olympic games with an unassuming fruit stand. The games began between Strawberry, Coconut, Watermelon and other miscellaneous fruits began with the conquest of the Century.
Day 2 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Day two saw a lot of love for Tennis, with Pineapple showing us a sweet swinging technique.
Day 3 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Grape is really standing out from the bunch, showing us some grape technique when it comes to show jumping. He doesn’t wine when it comes to the tough stuff.
Day 4 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Lemon is taking a swim, dodging the ducks and ice cubes all in his stride. Hopefully the race won’t go sour, which leads to the question… will he get to the finish lime?
Day 5 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Orange is the new blue(berry) with this crazy putting game. This sport is clearly no skin off of Orange’s back, and she makes it look very a-peeling…
Day 6 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
The Apples are going bobbin’ in a fruity game of Water Polo. Let’s hope they’re in good shape and don’t turn into pink ladies…
Day 7 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Some lovely bunch of coconuts are showing us some made BMX skills, racing towards the fruit games gold. This race is nuts, for sure…
Day 8 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
The sweet race between Mango and Strawberry has never been more intense, but hopefully Strawberry is able to preserve her winning streak!
Day 9 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Did Orange manage to squeeze out that gold with some gravity defying skills?
Day 10 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Day Ten celebrated Fathers day in Brazil during the Olympic Games. We hope you told your Dad he’s one in a melon.
Day 11 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
The 11th was the day of weight lifting, and Raspberry is giving off some heat. He definitely isn’t coulis.
Day 12 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
The Twelfth day of the Doodle Fruit Games saw Plum show us some mad diving skills. She was plummeting for gold!
Day 13 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Day thirteen and things were ripening up for Pear, as he prepears to win the Fruit Games Gold!
Day 14 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
The tears are flowing as Onion gives the game of her life on the beach. It was heating up on the beach, so layers were removed.
Day 15 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Day fifteen saw a battle of grape proportions, when it came to table tennis. Red or Green grape?
Day 16 – 2016 Doodle Fruit Games
Dragon Fruit’s performance was on fire at the Gymnastics during the penultimate day of the Doodle Fruit Games. It was really sharp.
Strawberry came out on top in the fruit medley. Congratulations all round!
We really enjoyed following the Google Doodle Fruit Games, and thought it was really rice (okay, we’ll stop now). It will be interesting to see just how Google and other social media platforms utilise and high jack trends around the world in the future.
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