NEW YORK (
) - If you can't watch the Olympics at work, or wait until tonight to watch the United States try to win more gold medals,
(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.
10 Apps For the 2012 Olympics
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.
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Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York