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Physics as an Olympic Event

International Physics Olympics Being Held in Bali.

(7/22/2002) The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), an annual physics competition among top high school students from all over the world is taking place in Bali, July 21-30, 2002.

Over 307 competitors together with a large contingent of supporters and observers representing 72 countries will be on hand for the contest conducted at the two hotels selected to host the event - The Hotel Ina Grand Bali Beach and Sheraton Nusa Indah Resort.

First established in 1967 and administered by an organizing committee based in Poland, the IPhO Bali competition represents the 33rd time the event has been held between top high school students who sit for intensive examinations covering three theoretical problems and two experimental problems. At the end of the event, top finalists are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals and honorable mentions based on their problem-solving performance during the course of the competition.

Officially supported by Indonesia's Ministry of National Education, the Bali Physics Olympiad is organized by Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), the oldest and most prestigious science and engineering university in Indonesia. Originally scheduled to be held in Bandung, West Java, the home to the University, a decision was subsequently made to move the event to Bali in order to encourage wider international participation.

 

More information: http://www.geocities.com/ipho33/