Euro 2012 eclipses Olympics in Google’s top searches of 2012

Google has published its customary end of year summary of the top searches to be made over the past year, producing a list which suggests that Euro 2012 was more popular than the Olympics.

The football tournament topped a list of trending searches over the past 12 months, closely followed by punters seeking to get hold of Olympics tickets and music fans hunting for news on Whitney Houston’s death, just pipping Kate Middleton.

Golden boy Andy Murray meanwhile took the crown for most searched for Olympian of 2012, after snatching gold and winning the US open.

The so called Zeitgeist report revealed the most searched for celebrities, Olympians, events and trends based on internet searches conducted from the UK.

Trending Searches 2012

1. Euro 2012

2. Olympic tickets

3. Whitney Houston

4. Kate Middleton

5. April Jones

6. Netflix

7. Natwest online

8. ipad 3

9. Gary Barlow

10. Gangnam Style

Trending People

1. Whitney Houston

2. Kate Middleton

3. Gary Barlow

4. Tulisa

5. Jessica Ennis

6. Fabrice Muamba

7. Michael Clarke Duncan

8. Morgan Freeman

9. Prince Harry

10. Usain Bolt

British Olympians Most searched

1. Andy murray

2. Tom daley

3. Jessica ennis

4. Mo farah

5. Victoria pendleton

6. Bradley wiggins

7. Chris hoy

8. Rebecca adlington

9. Laura trott

10. Louis smith

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