Welcome to The Olympiad News delivered to you by the Olympiad’s Press Corps! The 2022 International History Olympiad has concluded, The Olympiad News articles are archived below.
You can view the official International History Olympiad At the Buzzer Episode here.
2023 International History Olympiad Moves to Rome!
International Academic Competitions is excited to announce that the 2023 International History Olympiad will now be held in Rome from July 23-31! Originally, the 2023 Olympiad had been slated to be held in Poland but due to geopolitical concerns, IAC has taken the decision to hold the Olympiad in Italy instead. The new draft calendar of events has been posted on the website here, where you can also find descriptions of each of the many individual components of the Olympiad. Highlights include numerous sightseeing opportunities, including [...]
Country Exam Winner Prepares for his Upcoming Trip to Poland
At the 2022 International History Olympiad, one of the most anticipated events was the Country Exam: a multiple choice exam all about a particular country. Prior to the Olympiad, it was announced that the student who finished with the highest overall score across all four age divisions would win a free VIP trip to the country in question, and just before the Olympiad, it was announced that this would be Poland. After the Country Exam took place, the winning student was revealed at the Closing Ceremonies [...]
New International History Bee World Champions Crowned at 2022 International History Olympiad
Since the first International History Olympiad was held in 2015, one of the highlights at each Olympiad are the final matches of the International History Bee World Championships. Very few people can ever lay claim to being a national champion in any endeavor - and far fewer people can ever claim a World Championship title. But in July 2022, four students achieved just that by becoming the first new International History Bee World Champions since the most recent Olympiad prior to it in 2018. Congratulations to [...]
Closing Ceremonies of the 2022 International History Olympiad Held on the USS Intrepid
The Closing Ceremonies of the 2022 International History Olympiad were held in a memorable and historic location – on the USS Intrepid in New York Harbor! Formerly one of the most battle-hardened ships of the US Navy (seeing service in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest engagement in modern naval history), the Intrepid has for decades been a museum ship with one of the most impressive collections of military and civilian aircraft in the world. You can view the video of the Closing Ceremonies on [...]
Press Coverage of the 2022 International History Olympiad
While all students were busy competing at the 2022 International History Olympiad, a number of students took some time to report on the competition as well. Their collective work as the International History Olympiad Press Corps is compiled here. You can also view the official video of the 2022 International History Olympiad, as part of our “At the Buzzer” series of videos from our Championship level events. In addition to student reporters, we also picked up press coverage from far and wide. Kenneth Silber, a journalist [...]
STEM History Bee
When Science and History get together, it is truly a powerful combo for IHO students. Here, students had the chance to learn more about scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical history, while racing against their peers on the buzzer. Whether it is ancient mathematics or the discovery of new tetraquarks at the Large Hadron Colliders, there was something for everyone. While many of the questions were tough, students continued to push themselves for a challenge and performed very well. Congratulations to all the awardees for their superior knowledge in the STEM field!!! Elementary Gold- [...]
The rise of the Romans: Civilization Tournament
Romulus and Remus founded Rome in 753 B.C. , but will the students of IHO be able to do the same? Sid Meier’s Civilization brought the students together to start from scratch and build a powerful Roman civilization. But the task is not easy. Barbarian ambushes, enemy kingdoms, and unprecedented floods threaten the existence of Rome. But the students fought well as they strived to progress their civilizations forward. During this turn-based game, the Roman civilization was able to enter important historical eras, such as the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, [...]
Country Exam- A trip to Poland!
The race against time begins as students compete for not only medals but also a Poland Trip and a visit by government officials. Out of 100 questions, the one who gets the most score in 40 minutes across all age divisions is awarded a ticket to Poland. The competition was tough, but students worked hard to learn more about Poland and its rich history, culture, geography, and even swords. On the USS Intrepid, the moment of truth was finally revealed. Congratulations to our high-scoring winners from [...]
Classical Music Bee
Students have experienced written questions about Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, but how about an audio twist? Here, 50% of the questions were audio; 4 songs were played, and students were asked to identify composers, name of the pieces, and other historical facts. The challenge is on! Students had a unique experience at the International History Olympiad and had a great time recalling amazing composers well-known in history and especially among piano players! Congratulations to the following students who are declared experts in classical music and its [...]
May the Best Economy Win! – Great Trading Game
Students face off in a mock financial game where China, Brazil, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States attempt to find their trade alliances and race for economic dominance. Along the way, unforeseen economic updates cause market crashes, shortage of goods, and cybersecurity threats. Both Producing and Finance countries also compete to answer economic-themed questions correctly and stock up their resources, including transportation ships and central banks. Producing nations raced to collect ships and 4 vital resources, while Finance nations were tasked to [...]