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József Pelikán (1947--2023) RIP
József Pelikan passed away at the beginning of 2023. He was one of the most outstanding and important members of the IMO family, who had a decisive impact on the history of the IMO, as a contestant, team leader and for eight years as President of the IMO Board, in total he participated at the IMO 36 times. He was an extraordinary polyglot, who did vital work on the IMO official languages committee during the pandemic, monitoring and pointing out mistakes in the hurried translations of IMO papers in real time around the world. He was a truly remarkable person.

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