Nearly 40 European Nations to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics

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Nearly 40 European Nations – Including 27 EU Member States – to Participate in World’s First, International Robot Olympics for High School Students


For Immediate Release
10 May 2017

Alexandria, VA. – FIRST Global ( is hosting the world’s first international robot Olympics for high school students this July in Washington, D.C., with nearly 160 nations in attendance, including nearly 40 nations from Europe. With each nation planning to send one team to represent their home country at this first-of-a-kind global event, participating teams will include representatives from every part of the world, ranging from rural areas of Latin and South America, to the industrialized powerhouses of Europe and Asia, to peaceful and violence plagued regions of Africa alike.

Full list of participating European nations below…

With a mission to spread science and technology leadership and innovation amongst the world’s more than two billion youth, FIRST Global has worked hard to ensure that countries from all six populated continents would be represented at the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge – especially those that have the most to gain from investments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and infrastructure.


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