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Volume 41, Issue 1


Olympic Gold

Daniel Rabinovich
Published Online: 2019-01-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0114


The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual worldwide competition for high school students in which their chemical knowledge and skills are tested through a series of theoretical and practical problems. The first IChO was held in Prague in 1968 with three teams of six students representing Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland. Humble beginnings perhaps, but interest in the IChO rose quickly and, by 1980, a total of 52 competitors from 13 countries attended the 12th IChO, held for the first time outside Eastern Europe, in Linz, Austria. Participation expanded steadily in the ensuing years and 186 students from 47 countries were present at the 30th IChO in Melbourne, Australia, in 1998.

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Published Online: 2019-01-07

Published in Print: 2019-01-01

Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 41, Issue 1, Pages 39–39, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0114.

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