The IOL is one of 12 International Science Olympiads, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world's toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.
No prior knowledge of linguistics or languages is required: even the hardest problems require only your logical ability, patient work, and willingness to think around corners. Give some of our past problems a try!
The 12th International Linguistics Olympiad will take place in Beijing, China, from 21 July to 25 July, 2014.
The 11th International Linguistics Olympiad has come to completion in warm and friendly Manchester, UK.