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Australia’s 2021 Google search year in review: sport, Covid news and home DIY dominate

Victorians, having endured the most days locked down in the world, lost interest in coronavirus compared with Queensland and NSW counterparts

The Covid-19 pandemic once again featured heavily in news-related internet searches in Australia this year, as lockdowns gripped the two largest states, and people sought vaccines.

Google has compiled data on the most popular search terms from the previous 12 months, which showed sport events again dominating, with Covid searches at the top of the news category. The NBA, AFL, cricket, NRL, football, Wimbledon and the Olympics took out the top spots for most searched topics in Australia in 2021.

NBA

AFL

Australia vs India

NRL

Euro 2021

Wimbledon

Olympic medal tally

COVID NSW

Coinspot

Prince Philip

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