30 July 2012

Google Doodle: London 2012 Fencing July 30 2012

Today, July 30 2012, Google has continue to support the London 2012 Olympics by featuring events to their homepage.

With the support of Google on its featured homepage, today, Google Doodle: London 2012 Fencing. 

What is Fencing?
  • Fencing is a form of combat sports using bladed weapons(Sword, Mini Blade)
  • It was started on 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.
  • Fencing is one of five sports on  modern Olympic Games, the other four being Athletics,Cycling, Swimming, and Gymnastics.
  • Players have these white suit and a helmet.
Three forms of Olympic Fencing:

Based on Wikipedia
  • Foil — a light thrusting weapon; the valid target is restricted to the torso; double touches are not allowed.
  • Épée — a heavy thrusting weapon; the valid target area covers the entire body; double touches are allowed.
  • Sabre — a light cutting and thrusting weapon; the valid target area includes almost everything above the waist (excluding the back of the head and the hands); double touches are not allowed.


Google Doodle: London 2012 Fencinh
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