NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - If you can't watch the Olympics at work, or wait until tonight to watch the United States try to win more gold medals, Google (GOOG - Get Report) can cure your fix, at least for a little while.
Tuesday's "Google doodle" on the search engine's homepage is an interactive track & field game so Googlers (including myself) who dream of running the Olympic high hurdles actually can.
Using the left and right arrow keys to run and the up arrow key to jump, users can leap over hurdles as they race towards the finish line. They can post their times to Google+, do a search on London 2012 hurdles and get all sorts of information. Users can play as many times as they want, until "virtual" exhaustion sets in.Judging by my performance so far though, I'm going need a lot more practice before getting my hopes up for Rio De Janeiro in 2016. Interested in more on Google? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices. -- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York >Contact by Email. Follow @Commodity_Bull