Following the success of the inaugural games, the Microbial Olympics return with a new series of events and microbial competitors. The games may have moved to a new hosting venue, but the dedication to training, fitness, competition (and yes, education and humour) lives on.

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  1. Michaeline B. Nelson, Alexander B. Chase and Jennifer B. H. Martiny are in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA.

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  2. Roman Stocker and Jen Nguyen are at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.

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  3. Karen Lloyd is in the Department of Microbiology, M409 Walters Life Sciences, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA.

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  4. Reid T. Oshiro and Daniel B. Kearns are in the Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA.

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  5. Johannes P. Schneider, Peter D. Ringel and Marek Basler are at Focal Area Infection Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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  6. Christine A. Olson, Helen E. Vuong and Elaine Y. Hsiao are in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.

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  7. Benjamin R. K. Roller and Martin Ackermann are at ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland and Eawag, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Dubendorf, Switzerland. B.R.K.R. is also at ETH Zurich, Center for Adaptation to a Changing Environment, Zurich, Switzerland.

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  8. Chris Smillie, Diana Chien and Eric Alm are at the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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