The 2nd International Mind Lab Olympics, was held at the Parador hotel in the province of Salamanca, Spain between June 4th and June 6th, 2007.
The province of Salamanca is situated in the southwest corner of Castile & Leon on the borders with Extremadura and Portugal (located north-west to Madrid). The city lies on a plateau by the Tormes River, which is crossed by a bridge 500 ft long built on 26 arches, some date from the 16th century.
Salamanca is known for it’s “purest” Spanish – Castilian. For this reason Salamanca is enormously popular with people all over the world who want to learn the language.
A great part of the city’s life is influenced by the University, which was founded in 1212 and is considered the second oldest of the world. Many people from all parts of Spain go there to study, and the students represent a significant percentage of the city’s population.
Salamanca is a real university city, Spanish students are everywhere and you can go practically everywhere on foot.
Although Salamanca is large enough to be able to offer the advantages of a real city, at the same time it keeps the intimacy of a village, therefore you don’t have to make rendezvous as you are bound to meet everyone in the Plaza Mayor, one of the finest squares in Spain and known as the living room of the Salamantinos.
A total of eight teams participated in the tournament, with representation from the following countries: two teams from the United Kingdom, two teams from Turkey, two teams from Spain, a team from Hungary and a team from Israel.
The Israeli team took the first place and the two teams from England finished in 2nd and 3rd place.
To view more great pictures from the event, enter the Salamanca 2007 gallery.