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The 2004 British Informatics Olympiad

BIO 2004 posterBIO 2004 took place in February and March, 2004. The competition was open to all students in full-time pre-university education in mainland Britain, and involved solving problems against the clock, using nothing more than pen, paper and a computer.

18 September 2004 - The British team selected in BIO 2004 broke all records with its best-ever performance at the International Olympiad in Informatics in Athens. Results: Paul Jefferys - top gold (overall winner of the competition); Mark Thompson - silver; Adam Bull - silver. The team competed against 300 students from 75 countries, including Olympic heavyweights the US, Russia and China.
IOI 2004 in Greece - media kit

The BIO consists of three stages. The first is a 3-hour test, the British Informatics Olympiad, which took place in schools during February-March 2004. This involved solving a range of problems using a computer. The second stage is the final, held in Cambridge from 26-28 March 2004. The top four finalists made up the team to travel to the 2004 International Olympiad in Informatics, hosted by the Greece.

As well as having the possibility of winning a medal - our competitors won over twenty prior to BIO 2003, including three golds - the team enjoyed VIP treatment and got to socialise with contestants from over 75 different countries.

See the links below for information about BIO 2004.

General information can be found through the BIO Index, including:


British Informatics Olympiad