The 12th International Linguistics Olympiad was held in Beijing, China between July 21 to July 25, 2014. It is estimated that 39 teams from 28 countries have participated, with around 152 contestants. According to the official website ioling.org the participants have to solve problems in different languages including Benabena (New Guinea language), Engenni (Niger- Congo) and Gbaya(Niger- Congo). However the participants are not required to know any of these languages as these tests are based mostly on logical ability and thinking outside the box more than having knowledge.
According to romania-insider.com last year Romanians also managed to win one bronze medal and two mentions and so far all the competitions have brought Romania one gold medal, one bronze medal, one best solution prize and four honourable mentions.