World Finals History

Over a span of nearly 40 years, World Finals has been the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work for the millions of students across the world who have participated in Odyssey of the Mind. Here you can explore some of that history by browsing through photo galleries featuring team performances, ceremonies, and sights around town, or look through past performance scores to revisit that time your team made it all the way to World Finals. If you’re looking for past problems and World Finals locations you can find them here.

   
2016 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 25 – May 28
2016 Photo Gallery
2016 Competition Scores
2015 World Finals
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 20 – May 23
2015 Photo Gallery
2015 Competition Scores
2014 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 28 – May 31
2014 Photo Gallery
2014 Competition Scores
2013 World Finals
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 22 – May 25
2013 Photo Gallery
2013 Competition Scores
2012 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 23 – May 26
2012 Photo Gallery
2012 Competition Scores
2011 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 27 – May 30
2011 Photo Gallery
2011 Competition Scores
2010 World Finals
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 26 – May 29
2010 Photo Gallery
2010 Competition Scores
2009 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 27 – May 30
2009 Photo Gallery
2009 Competition Scores
2008 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 31 – June 3
2008 Photo Gallery
2008 Competition Scores
2007 World Finals
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 23 – 26
2007 Photo Gallery
2007 Competition Scores
2006 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 24 – 27
2006 Photo Gallery
2006 Competition Scores
2005 World Finals
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 21 - 24
2004 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 29 - June 1
25th World Finals
2003 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 28 - 31
2002 World Finals
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 22 - 25
2001 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 2 - 5
"World Finals 2001: A Creative Odyssey"
2000 World Finals
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 31 - June 3
"Millenium Splash"
1999 World Finals
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 26 - 29
20th World Finals
1998 World Finals
Disney's Wide World of Sports
Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 27 - 30
1997 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 4 -7
"Charged with Creativity"
1996 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 29 - June 1
1995 World Finals
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 24 - 27
1994 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
June 1 - 4
1993 World Finals
University of Maryland
June 2 - 5
1992 World Finals
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 28 - 30
1991 World Finals
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 23 - 25
1990 World Finals
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 31 - June 2
1989 World Finals
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 25 - 27
10th World Finals
1988 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 2 - 4
1987 World Finals
Central Michigan University
Mt Pleasant, MI
May 28 - 30
1986 World Finals
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
May 28 - 30
1985 World Finals
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 5 - 7
1984 World Finals
University of Akron
Akron, OH
May 30 - June 1
Name changed to "Odyssey of the Mind"
1983 World Finals
Central Michigan University
Mt Pleasant, MI
May 26 - 27
Final year as "Olympics of the Mind"
1982 Olympics of the Mind
World Finals

Glassboro State College
Glassboro, NJ
May 27 - 28
1981 Olympics of the Mind
World Finals

Glassboro State College
Glassboro, NJ
June 4 - 5