Israel to host youth Physics Olympiad

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It may not be the World Cup or the Winter Olympics, but Israel is slated to host the annual Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) – a prestigious international physics competition for high school students from Asia and thw Oceania regions.

The Olympiad, which will open on May 1, will host 18 delegations and a total of some 134 participants. Some of the participating countries, including Indonesia and Cambodia, do not have formal diplomatic ties with Israel.

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar welcomed Israel’s opportunity to host the event and said “hosting the Olympiad is an important component of the broader campaign to promote sciences and technology.”

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