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The International Linguistics Olympiad  (IOL) sees talented young decoders from more than 30 countries and territories pit their wits against each other in the hope of becoming world champions. The week-long Olympiad comprises individual and team contests and students enjoy an active programme of social and cultural events. 

Click here to see if you have what it takes to compete at an international level! 

Ireland first competed in the IOL in 2009 and has competed in 12 consecutive IOLs since.

Below you can see a list of previous Irish IOL participants, teams and host countries. 

Here you can see how Ireland got on in previous years!