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The 2012 iGeo - Cologne, Germany

"Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city and is located on both sides of the Rhine River"
Cologne, Germany - 2012 iGeo

The 2012 iGeo held in Cologne, Germany, from 21 August to 27 August 2012, under the auspices of the International Geographical Union Olympiad Task Force, was a great success. As always the iGeo competition contained three elements: a written response test, a multimedia test and a fieldwork test. The fieldwork was done along the riverfront of the river Rhine and consisted op a mapping and a decision making exercise. The official language of the iGeo was English. Dr. Dorothea Wiktorin and her staff from the University of Cologne were superb local organisers. Apart from the three tests there was a poster presentation about the theme ''water'' in the participating countries. The intercultural evening was a highlight of the 2012 iGeo.

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Multimedia Test
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Gold medals
1. Samuel Chua - Singapore (2nd from left in photo)
2. Wojciech Kaczmarczyk - Poland
3. Stefania Ursica - Romania
4. Taivo Pungas - Estonia
5. Rimgaudas Stundzia - Lithuania
6. Hana Parizkova - Czech Republic
7. Constantin Popa - Romania
8. Maris Serzans - Latvia
9. Max Rogge - Germany
9. Brendan Tan - Singapore
all medal winners


Country top 10
1. Singapore (photo)
2. Romania
3. Poland
4. New Zealand
5. Estonia
6. Finland
7. Australia
8. Czech Republic
9. Lithuania
10. The Netherlands

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