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

It is with great regret that the International Board of the IOL has to announce the cancellation of this year’s Olympiad, scheduled to take place in Latvia, July 20th-24th. This is obviously due to the ongoing global health situation.

The Board has discussed many options, including postponement to a later date, or holding an online competition, but has decided regrettably that none of these options is viable. Postponing for a few months is not possible due to the venue not being available, as well as the continuing uncertainty about the situation in the relative short term, and potential difficulties with funding. An online competition has been ruled out for practical reasons, particularly the fact that many countries have not yet been able to complete their national competitions to choose a team, and would have difficulties doing so, as well as the practical challenge of ensuring a fair competition for all involved.

We trust that, although disappointed, those who would have participated will understand the inevitability of this decision, and we hope everyone will remain safe and healthy throughout the crisis.

And some good news: the 18th IOL will take place in Ventspils, Latvia, from July 19 to July 23 2021.

Registration schedule can be found on the Schedule page.

Registration fees:

Fee assume to include 4 students and one team leader per team.
'Observer' fee applies to all other people, whatever their actual role.

The contestants must be less than 20 years old on the first day of the competition (20 July 2020), and must be pre-university students.
Eligibility may be extended to students attending an affiliated school in another country or registered as home educated.

Early-bird (before March 31, 2020)
Previous hostAccreditedNon-Accredited
1st team 1000.00 1125.00 2500.00
2nd team 2200.00 2500.00 N/A

Initial payment (early-bird only, 30%)
Previous hostAccreditedNon-Accredited
1st team 300.00 337.50 750.00
2nd team 660.00 750.00 N/A

Late-bird (after March 31, 2020)
Previous hostAccreditedNon-Accredited
1st team 1125.00 1250.00 2800.00
2nd team 2500.00 2800.00 N/A

Observer fee: 500.00
All prices are in EUR.

Bank transfer details.

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
Reg. No. 90000362426
101 Inzenieru Street, Ventspils, Latvia, LV-3601
Treasury, code: TRELLV22
Account LV23TREL9150140000000


Include a following purpose of payment:
“Registration Fee International Linguistics Olympiad, , EKK 21399, [State], [Team name]”

Registration will be open soon, stay tuned!