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Cyprus Computer Society announces informatics Olympiad — international achievements celebrated


The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) on Thursday announced that, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, is organising this year’s Cyprus Olympiad in Informatics, for Secondary Education students.

According to the announcement, the first round of the student programming competition will be held online from December 22, 2023, to January 08, 2024.

The society noted that contestants should be computer literate and have knowledge of either C++ or Python, two well-established programming languages.

Information, participation terms, preliminary problems, and registration details can be found on the competition’s website:

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

“The competition aims to select the official representatives of Cyprus for international competitions such as the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics, where Cypriot participants consistently return with medals each year,” the society said.

mariza bronze
Mariza Paspall

Specifically, in 2023, Cyprus managed the following feats:

  • One silver medal (Theofanis Orfanou) and one honourable mention (Dimitris Chrysostomou) at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI – Hungary, September 2023)
  • One silver (Theofanis Orfanou) and one bronze (Theofanis Orfanou) medal in the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI- Romania, October 2023)
  • One bronze medal (Mariza Paspalli) at the Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (JBOI – online, November 2023)

“We celebrate Mariza’s recent achievements and aspire for more young girls to follow her path. CCS is committed to boosting the involvement of girls in their activities, with the ultimate goal of fostering a greater presence of women in technology-related professions in the years to come,” the society stated.

The Cyprus Olympiad in Informatics 23-24 is supported by XM, Oracle Academy and ICDL.

Free preparatory lessons for students are provided in every district by Secondary Education teachers.

For further details about the Olympiad, visit, and for a comprehensive overview of all student competitions organized by CCS, explore

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