Google has posted a doodle in gay pride colors to protest the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (the 22nd Winter Olympics) in Russia. It posted a fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter on its home page along with a doodle showcasing six Winter Olympics disciplines presented in the colors of rainbow flag that represents gay pride.
The logo is shown along with a quote from the Olympic Charter, which says:
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."
An extract from the Olympic Charter and the doodle is Google's way of protesting against Russian President Vladimir Putin's scarcely veiled campaign against gay people. There has also been a lot of discussion on how Russia would deal with gay athletes during the Winter Games.
According to the reports, Google will be posting a string of special logos for the Olympics and also change the logos daily (or more) often based on the primary or most popular game being played that day.
Google had posted different doodles under its 'Happy Holidays' series celebrating Christmas and New Year's Eve. The doodles started on Christmas Eve and showed children riding a one-horse open sleigh in a cold winter night with snow covered ground. The Christmas day doodle showed a city with sparkling lights and a Christmas tree. The Boxing Day doodle under the series showed a solitary house with smoke coming out of the chimney in a winter scene. The New Year Eve's Doodle showed the numbers '2013,' disco dancing while the number 4 patiently waited for its turn.
Source: The Guardian