Israeli teens win medals at global computer science Olympiad

( Four Israeli teens won gold, silver and bronze medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics, held over the course of four days in Brisbane, Australia. Following its performance, Israel was ranked eighth in the world out of 80 participating teams.

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The 25-year-old event highlighting the achievement of youths in computer science was initiated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), along with Olympiads in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology.

Participants had to solve problems by writing computer programs using algorithms. On the Israeli team, 18-year-old Daniel Hadas won a gold medal, 17-year-old Tom Kalvari from Kfar Hayarok won two silver medals, and 17-year-old Ohad Klein and 18-year-old Ron Ribchin each won bronze medals, the Times of Israel reported.

Posted on July 12, 2013 .