Distinguished participants and guests of the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad!
On behalf of the IChO Organizing Committee, I have a privilege to give an appreciation that it is an incredible honor to host such important and prestigious international event as “The 48th International Chemistry Olympiad”...
The idea of the International Chemistry Olympiad was developed in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968. It was designed with the aim to increase the number of international contacts and the exchange of information between nations. Invitations were sent by the Czechoslovak national committee to all socialist countries, except Romania. However, in May 1968, relations between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union became so delicate that only Poland and Hungary participated in the first international competition.
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