During an important event or special day, Google will normally release corresponding commemorative logo to replace the original logo appears on the Google homepage (www.google.com or its country sites). The practice has became a tradition or culture for several Internet World Wide Web search engines such as Google and Baidu. The concluded Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was not excluded.
The Google Olympics Logo themes for Beijing 2008 changed everyday according to the progress of the Games and the start and end of competing events to make the Olympic logo an unique series. For Beijing 2008, Google had made use of official Olympiad mascots Fuwa and Chinese Zodiac that consists of 12 animals as the centerpiece for the logo.
Here’s the complete collection of Beijing 2008 Google Olympiad Logo:
August 8, 2008 – Opening Ceremony
August 9, 2008 – Cycling by a Goat
August 10, 2008 – Weightlifting by Rat
August 11, 2008 – Diving by Boar
August 12, 2008 – Rhythmic Gymnastic by Ox
August 13, 2008 – Gymnastics Rings by Monkey
August 14, 2008 – Basketball by Dragon
August 15, 2008 – Badminton by Tiger
August 16, 2008 – Football (Soccer) by Horse
August 17, 2008 – Canoeing by Monkey
August 18, 2008 – Table Tennis (Ping Pong) by Dragon
August 19, 2008 – Swimming by Snake
August 20, 2008 – Athletics (Tracks and Fields) by Horse and Rabbit
August 21, 2008 – High Jump by Rabbit
August 22, 2008 – Wushu (Martial Arts) by Monkey and Tiger (Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 was not an official event, but was given special dispensation by the IOC to run the competition in parallel to the Games).
August 23, 2008 – Baseball by Rooster
August 24, 2008 – Closing Ceremony
If you’re curious, here’s the logos of Google during Athens 2004.