The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) sees talented young decoders from more than 30 nations pit their wits against each other in the hope of becoming world champions. The weeklong Olympiad comprises individual and team contests and students enjoy an active programme of social and cultural events.
The four top students in the individual category of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) are selected to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad.
The International Linguistics Olympiad 2016 took place in Mysore, India from 25th to 29th July 2016. Dublin teenager Claire O’Connor took home a bronze medal for Ireland. Claire’s team mates Pádraig Sheehy and Dónal Farren won Honourable Mention awards.
More than 350 contestants, team leaders, jury members, volunteers and observers will travel to Dublin for IOL 2017.