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Press Corps2022-12-16T17:56:21-05:00

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.

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, [...]

August 13th, 2022|

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 [...]

August 13th, 2022|

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 [...]

August 12th, 2022|

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 [...]

August 9th, 2022|

Princess Angelika Ewa Jarosławski Sapieha – Peace and Polish Culture

The students and staff of the International History Olympiad were excited and awed to welcome Princess Angelika Ewa Jarosławski Sapieha of Poland, International Peace Ambassador, who gave a speech on ridding the world of landmines. She founded the One Mine One Life organization, inspired by Princess Diana's work with landmines.  Before beginning the speech, she congratulated the students of the International History Olympiad on their astonishing accomplishment of qualifying for such a prestigious event. She proclaimed that although she could make a speech about the importance [...]

August 8th, 2022|

East Asian History Exam

Congratulations to our East Asian History exam winners! Students were asked to answer 100 questions in 40 minutes over the entire history of East and Southeast Asian history. They received +2 points for every correct answer, 0 for every blank answer, and -1 for every incorrect answer. Congratulations to the following people for scoring in the top of their divisions.   Varsity Gold - Yanni Batayola Ranolio (Philippines) - 191 points Silver - Raymond Ha (Canada) - 185 points Bronze - Pojchara Ounjaroen (Thailand) - 183 [...]

August 7th, 2022|

International History Bee

The International History Bee is the second most important competition at the International History Olympiad. It involves 6-10 participants listening to 35 questions in regards to historical events from recorded history. If a person answers a question right, they get a point. However, if three people incorrectly answer the qLre the end of the question as a penalty. Participants who gain 8 points get to leave with bonus points depending on how early they finished. The overall score over 6 rounds would be tabulated for each [...]

August 7th, 2022|

The Risk

The Risk tournament was another fun trophy event. Three games involving individuals or teams culminated in matches seeking to gain the most points by capturing other players’ territories and/or capitals. Although results for one have still not been released yet, congratulations to the following teams in their divisions!   Varsity/Junior Varsity Gold (1st Place) - TBA Silver (2nd Place) - TBA Bronze (3rd Place) - TBA Middle School Gold (1st Place) - Haughton Neppl (Virginia) - 29 points Silver (2nd Place) - Shubh Hosad (Tennessee) - [...]

August 7th, 2022|

Alexander the Great

Congratulations to all the participants who attended the Alexander the Great legacy and life simulations. While Varsity and JV students participated in a longer version of the first, elementary and middle school students could choose one or the other. In the first scenario, competitors were asked to introduce themselves and state what they were hoping to accomplish. Afterward, they would list out campaigns to either protect or expand Alexander’s empire had he survived. The second one would have students serve as his generals, following a pathway [...]

August 7th, 2022|


Congratulations to all who competed in the Symposium! Participants had to submit a 2000-4000 word essay on any historical topic and then answer 2 five-minute series of questions defending their choice of a topic and its relevance in history. This topic was only available to Varsity and Junior Varsity students. Great job to the following contestants for winning a medal.   Varsity Gold - Virgile Goldberg (Switzerland) Silver - Harry Murphy (Pennsylvania) Bronze - Alejandra Carlota Lasso Placencia (Ecuador)   Junior Varsity Gold - Ameer Sadi [...]

August 7th, 2022|
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