Powerful: Google Doodle Welcomes Everyone To The Winter Olympics 6 years ago

Powerful: Google Doodle Welcomes Everyone To The Winter Olympics

To mark the beginning of this year’s Winter Olympics, Google has created an eye-catching doodle.

As well as featuring some of the main sporting events due to take place, including skiing and curling, it has been designed using various bright colours that appear to represent the LGBT community.

Underneath the search bar, there is a quote from the Olympic Charter which reads: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”

The Sochi Games, which start today with an opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, has been surrounded by controversy due to Russia’s treatment of the country’s gay community.

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Google also translated the quote for the Russian version of the doodle.