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  1. A team who cheats during an event will be penalized with a “PS” or Poor Sportsmanship for that event. “PS” results in a score that is six points greater than the number of teams registered in the region.
  2. If cheating occurs by a team in more than one event or successive years, the entire team will be disqualified for that year, and possibly the following year, from participating in the North Carolina Science Olympiad.
  3. If an event team, team member, or anyone associated with the team deliberately takes an action that impairs the ability of other teams to compete fairly, that team will be disqualified from the tournament. In addition, the event team member(s) involved in the incident may be ineligible for any future North Carolina Science Olympiad competitions.