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The Russian team won the 10th National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California yesterday. Russia has entered the competition every year. The Canadian team came in second place (Canada came in first last year), and Chinese Taipei came in third. The teams were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.
The World Championship is held every two years.
Three teams of geography buffs went head-to-head in Mexico City today. The teams, from the United States, Canada, and Poland, answered questions similar to the ones asked in the National Geographic Bee. The Canada team came in first place, followed by the United States in second, and Poland in third. Who quizzed the kids? Alex Trebek, from “Jeopardy”! Trebek also moderates the annual National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic World Championship started in 1993 and is held every two years.
Read about winning team in the 2007 National Geographic World Championship on National Geographic Kids.
Watch a video of the winning answer from the 21st National Geographic Bee on News Bites.