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About the Olympiad

The Online Olympiad in Linguistics was conceived as an annual competition that would allow secondary school students from all over the world to get closer to understanding the scientific beauty of language. It can also serve as practice before the (offline) International Linguistics Olympiad, which takes place every summer and brings together students from many countries. Unlike the IOL, however, the Online Olympiad is well suited for problems that involve real-time interaction and feature multimedia materials.

Each linguistics problem concerns a different language. Nevertheless, participation in the Olympiad does not require the student to have any prior knowledge of linguistics or languages. All the data necessary to solve the problem is contained in it, and it is up to the participant to obtain the solution by correctly putting the necessary pieces of information together.

The core of our team currently consists of several problem committee members of the Ukrainian Linguistics Olympiads and a few international volunteers. We have been organizing online contests for Ukrainian students since 2015, and we are excited to share this kind of experience with other nations.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .



Mat Barrier
London, UK

Rian Fernandes
Jacareí, São Paulo, Brazil

Minkyu Kim
Irvine, California, USA

Tamila Krashtan
Kyiv, Ukraine

Oleh Kuzyk
Lviv, Ukraine

Ye Liu
Nanjing, China

Anna Matsui
Kyiv, Ukraine

Danylo Mysak
Kyiv, Ukraine

Vlad Andrei Neacșu
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jan Petr
Czech Republic

Nick Pothikamjorn
Winchester, UK

Alivanza Rhufyano
Kuta, Indonesia

Michał Śliwiński
Wrocław, Poland

Nicolas Wang
Shanghai, China

Elysia Warner
Birmingham, UK

Jaeyeong Yang
Seoul, South Korea

Danylo Mysak
Kyiv, Ukraine

Tamila Krashtan
Kyiv, Ukraine

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To make the Olympiad truly international, we are looking for people who could translate and adapt linguistics problems for their native languages.

We would also be happy to work with problem authors from around the globe so the Olympiad can become still more educational and engaging.

Please don’t hesitate to write us at  if you want to join our team.

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