Congratulations to the Australian team! Well done to Albert, Angus, Jacob and Jerry – you’ve all done a heckuva job! Today has been a very busy day with a range of activities and ceremonies. And it’s an early morning tomorrow, so your author thought it might be a good idea to close off the IOI
Category: IOI 2018
Tokyo and a whole bunch of definitions
After two days of hard competition yakka, the team hopped on a semi-rapid (please define ‘semi-rapid’) train into Tokyo. First stop – Tokyo’s oldest temple – Sensoji Temple, built in the 7th Century. The team wandered amongst the drones and chants of the monks, through the smoky incense and soft patter of fountains. Then there
A corner is a corner . . .isn’t it?
Congratulations Albert, Angus, Jacob and Jerry on completing Day 1! It’s a great competition this year with everything finely balanced for Day 2. After a grueling five hours, there is a lot to talk about – the de-brief started almost immediately once out of the competition building, and continued throughout lunch. The team got into
Today started with the IOI Opening Ceremony. The event was kicked off by an introduction from the IOI 2018 animated hosts – IA and Onee. These two sisters have been very busy promoting all things IOI for the past several months. You can see their blog here. You’ll see they appear in several photographs and
A rose by any other name. . .
SUB-i-a-co or Sub-i-A(h)-co? The correct pronunciation of Perth’s famous north-northwesterly suburb was the subject of a debate that nearly ripped the Australian 2018 IOI team asunder in Sydney. They were going to call it the Battle of Subiaco, but they couldn’t agree on how to pronounce it – so they just got on the plane
T-minus 45 minutes
Before shipping out, the team met for its traditional final pre-IOI dinner at the local curry joint in Randwick. There, the team had to solve the mysterious case of the missing mango lassi (it was Ishraq’s) and try to figure out how to consume up to eighteen tons of garlic naan. After dinner, the team
Easy Hard Sad Happy
Albert, Angus, Jacob, Jerry and Marcus have been hard at pre-IOI training in Sydney since last Thursday. Today’s the last full day of prep before flying out to Japan tomorrow. These pre-competition days are intense. They start with breakfast at 7:30am (Good Fat and a milkshake is a popular brekkie combo with the team) then
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