For the first time, codejam 2006 features Python as a language option.
I don't follow topcoder closely enough to know if this is the first contest they've done with Python or not, but this smells of Google influence to me.
I was about resigned to not bothering with this year's code jam, with my C# even rustier than last year, but now I'm totally stoked. Go Python!
(Oh yeah, link to main code jam page.)
Update: for the curious, topcoder added Python support about 10 days ago