4 Olympiads, 224 participating countries in 40 years

'More than 69 countries took part in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) that was held on July 7-16, 2007 in the Iranian city of Isfahan,' reads a statement by Iran's Ministry of Education sent to IRNA.
'Third International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) was held on October 17-26, 2009 in the Iranian capital Tehran in which 18 countries took part,' according to the document.
The statement goes on to remind that 81 countries were present at the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) that took place on July 28-August 4, 2017 in Tehran.
Also, the 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) was held in the Iranian capital city where 270 students from 70 countries participated, the statement details.
The Education Ministry stresses that 'success in these competitions shows part of our country's scientific capabilities to the world'.

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