20-24 July 2020, Ventspils, Latvia
Announcement from the Board of IOL

We would like to inform you that the local organizers of this summer's IOL in Latvia and the International Board of the IOL are currently discussing the current world-wide health situation, and considering plans for various contingencies. Of course we all hope that the event will be able to go ahead, but all options are currently being considered. Meanwhile, we understand that in many countries, plans for final selection rounds for students may be disrupted. The local organizers understand that information about names of individual competitors may therefore be delayed, and the Board accepts that some countries may have to select their team members on criteria other than those usually adopted. We appreciate everyone's continued understanding and cooperation, and are hoping for a happy and satisfactory outcome, whatever happens.


Dear Participants of the Eighteenth International Linguistics Olympiad,

Very warm welcome to Latvia, Ventspils City and the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, who is hosting the IOL 2020! This global event is an extremely tough and busy time both for participants and for jury. However, it is also an opportunity to make a lot of new friends and build an international network for life. Have a great time at our University, explore our city, the sunny beach and neighborhood. I wish you a great spirit of competition and have real fun at the IOL 2020 in Ventspils, Latvia!
Yours sincerely,
Karlis Kreslins
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences