An American student has traveled to Iran alone to attend the 2017 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) in Tehran despite the US team’s withdrawal from the event.
The student received an applause from the participants and spectators at the opening ceremony on July 29, 2017.
The IOI 2017 is an annual event in which high school students compete with each other in the field of computer sciences. The week-long International Olympiad in Informatics hosted by the Iranian Education Ministry is underway in Iran.
The Islamic Republic had agreed to the US team’s traveling to Tehran to attend the event. However, the American team pulled out of the race due to unknown reasons. Still, an American student decided to come to Iran alone to take part in the competition.