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MSO 2013

Don't miss out on the opportunity to win one of the major trophies on offer. Especially the prestigous 2013 Pentamind and Modern Abstract Games World Championships. 2013 will see the first ever Ladies' Pentamind.

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MSO Press

This is page contains some of the press coverage the MSO has had. several early press stories or TV snippets are not available digitally. The most notable of which are The Times MSO suppliments for which the 11th of August can be downloaded as a pdf file here.There is an excellent archive of MSO events which can be found in both Italian and Englishfrom Studio Giochi

Publications (updated 11 July 2012)

12 June 2012The Toronto StarUnderwater chess is one of the games at the Mind Sports Olympiad
June 2012Time Out London Mind Sports Olympiad 2012
30 August 2011Eesti Rahvusringh (ERR)Estonian Mind Athlete Wins World Championship
13 September 201020 MinutosA child entrepreneurship project of La Palma receives international support (Spanish)
11 September 2010La Palma digital newspaperPaco Garcia De La Banda wins the Mind Sports Olympiad XIV (Spanish)
26 August 2010The Jewish ChronicleScrabble, Monopoly and more at shul games fest
6 March 2009The Malaysian StarOur inspiration (scrabble) by Chuah Sim Swee
4 August 2008SpielboxOlympic Games for board games and card players (German)
27 August 2007The GuardianThis Time it's Personal
22 August 2005The GuardianCerebral athletes play mind games
19 August 2005 BBC ManchesterMind Games tournament underway
22 September 2004RTL TVThe Mental Calculations World Champion: How Gert Mittring the Champion fared (German)
13 August 2004The New York TimesMEANWHILE: Tired already? Try the Mind Olympics
17 October 2003Times Higher EducationDon's diary: games and gold medals in Mind
1 September 2001The New Strait TimesTwo Make Nation Proud
23 August 2000CNNFierce rivalry in 'Olympics' for brainboxes
30 August 1999The ChosunilboKorea Places 10th in Int'l Mind Sports Olympiad
26 August 1999BBC NewsCan you supercharge your brain?
22 August 1999The IndependentMental athletes tune up for Mind Game
23 August 1998The New York TimesCompetitions: I think I can
23 August 1997CNNMental muscles flexed at Mind Sports Olympiad
17 August 1997The Manilla StandardMind Sports Olympiad