Big smiles at the IOL 2016 group photo with contestants, observers and team leaders from every participating country. Of course, the photo isn’t complete without all the organisers and volunteers as well. Missing in action - the photographers!
If you thought that competition was intense during the individual contest, watch these players battle over the ancient Indian game of Pagade, marketed globally as Ludo!
Sreeranjini from Kavade, a toy shop in Bangalore, teaches a fascinated team the nuances of the Tiger-Goat game.
If the thrill of a hunt in the forest is too much for you, just replicate the adrenaline-rush by playing the traditional game of the tigers and the goats.
Contestants stare off into the distance, pondering the tones and clicks of the audio challenge during the team contest.
The Bulgarian team seems to be handling the team challenge quite well, even if they are scratching their heads over a particularly frustrating problem.
Is that a solution? They don’t seem convinced any more.
It looks like Team China has a breakthrough as they eagerly shuffle papers.
I wonder what’s on that screen that has their full attention? Probably a particularly fascinating click from the audio challenge.
Romanian team leader Roxana watches over the Hungarian team as they tackle the contest.
That’s not motivational music playing on the TV, but the audio clips from a strange language that contestants must decipher. I suppose the thought of a gold medal is good motivation anyway!
Isle of Man seems to have a divide and conquer strategy, as different team members work on different parts of the problem.
Another team seems to have found the divide and conquer strategy useful as well.
The table is cluttered with papers, but this team seems to know what’s happening, heads bent in concentration.
Glaring at the TV screen could definitely solve some of the problems :)
Sighs of relief after the contest as everyone prepares to celebrate the end of IOL 2016 at the banquet.