158 Nation, International Robot Olympics to be Held in Washington, D.C.

A Whole New Kind of Olympics!
FIRST Global to Host More than 150 Nations in U.S. Capital for World’s 1st High School-level Robot Olympics

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2017

Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global is launching a whole new kind of Olympics, but this time with a focus on what the next generation’s ingenuity can give us. With competitors as diverse as an all-female Muslim/Christian team from Jordan to a rural Honduran team whose members must cross a mountain to attend school, FIRST Global will host one team from each of more than 150 nations (in addition to six continental representatives) that have committed to compete in the world’s first high school-level robot Olympics – the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, DC.

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