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Iran 3rd in Int’l Olympiad

Iran 3rd in Int’l OlympiadIran 3rd in Int’l Olympiad

Iranian students ranked third in the 28th edition of the International Olympiad in Informatics.  Hosted by Kazan of Russia, the latest round of IOI was held during August 12-19. Representatives of Iran succeeded in securing two gold and two silver medals in the international event, Mehr News Agency reported. By collecting four medals, Iran’s team stood at third place in the scientific tournament. Tehran will host the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics scheduled for July 28-Aug. 4 in 2017. IOI is an annual competition in information technology for students, the first edition of which took place in 1989. Each country participating in the IOI submits a team of four students, a team leader and a deputy team leader. On average, more than 300 students take part in the Olympiad every year, with more countries scheduled to join. Students participate on an individual basis, with their cumulative scores over the two competition rounds being used to rank them. The highest ranked student overall is declared the absolute world champion and receives a special prize from IOI.