National Geographic World Championship
2001 International Geographic Olympiad
Some of the brightest young geography brains in the world faced off at the fifth International Geographic Olympiad in Vancouver, British Columbia, in early August. Students from 12 teams met at the University of British Columbia to answer questions in two levels of competition. Teams were comprised of students who excelled in geography contests in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The preliminary competition consisted of a written test and a series of team activities that tested geographic skills. The three teams with the highest scores advanced to the finals
at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia.