### kostka's blog

By kostka, 11 months ago, ,

Just in a month from today, IOI in Iran will start.

Below you can find the complete list of participants (based on registration and data provided by Codeforces community): http://weaselcrow.com/pro/cf/ioi2017/

Some random facts:

• 326 students from 84 countries will participate (this will be a new record, the previous record was at IOI 2015 in Kazakhstan — 322 contestants from 83 countries)
• El Salvador, Iceland, Morocco, and Palestine will send their contestants for the very first time, welcome to IOI!
• 114 (almost 35%) participants were already in Russia, including golden medalists: reyna, yutaka1999, pacu, natsukagami, also Cyprus and Bangladesh will have exactly same team, as in previous year.

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 » 11 months ago, # |   +3 What do you think about adding topcoder/atcoder accounts?
 » 11 months ago, # |   +18 Thanks, I will definitely use your list to double-check the past contestants matching.I now have access to the official registration data (and not just the scoreboard) and will start slowly processing it. Expect the main batch to be released on IOI Stats over the weekend.
•  » » 10 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +32 Over the weekend *cough cough* 2 weeks ago...
•  » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 Yeah, sorry... Work got in the way and then the servers are behaving really weirdly in the last couple of days. Should be done as soon as we can get the servers to a stable state.
•  » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 Awesome, thanks for the update!
•  » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   +3 I hope we fixed the issue causing the downtime. I have already started entering some data, and I'll aim to finish it completely in the next couple of days. Again, sorry for the delay.
 » 11 months ago, # |   0 Wow, Jordan is so desperate to get a medal they are breaking the rules by allowing someone who finished high school and is enrolled in college to participate. Shame on you Jordan. Hope you get disqualified.Anyone who wants to say hiasat hasn't been attending college: don't make a fool of yourself, I, including many others, can easily prove that. Framing your participant as a high school student is never a moral thing to do. Does that conform to your Islamic values, Jordan?
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   0 I don't mean anything bad to Islam. I'm Muslim myself. I mean it's a shame for such reputed country to do that
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   -12 You can buy Africans folks
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   0 The rule is as follows:2.5. A Contestant is a student who was enrolled at a school for secondary education, in the Country they are representing, during the period September to December in the year before IOI’n, and is not older than twenty years on the 1st of July of the year of IOI’n. Students who are studying abroad may represent the Country of their nationality.So if he started attending college in this calendar year — everything is fine.
•  » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +7 He has been attending university since September 2016.
•  » » » » 11 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +6 well, isn't that during the period September to December in the year before IOI’nEDIT: I didn't know Secondary Education != university
•  » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +5 Without commenting at all at the discussion in hand, I want to add a small comment because it came up last year and is not obvious from that definition in my opinion. A student has to be enrolled at a school for secondary education during the ENTIRETY (not AT SOME POINT) of the period from September to December in the year before IOI. This can and has created confusion in the past where contestants would travel to IOI to find out they are actually illegible to compete (and they have not been disqualified but rather omitted from contestant list completely).
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +12 You should send proof to IOI organisers, nothing will happen if you just write on CF (especially not using a fake account — that's like asking not to be taken seriously).
•  » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +5 I'm collecting formal proof to send to the organizers. This comment is just for pointing that out to the community.
•  » » » » 11 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 5 →   +30 *grabs popcorn
•  » » » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +14 plot twist: the one who went 5th in Jordanian OI is the owner of the account.
•  » » » » » » 11 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +6 That wouldn't be unexpected enough. If CheaterKiller_vIOI was an evil twin brother of hiasat, who just wouldn't want his brother to participate, that would be real plot twist!
•  » » » » » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +51 I think the greatest plot twist is CheaterKiller_vIOI is hiasat himself, and he is forced to go to IOI by the Jordan goverment.
•  » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 Link to Facebook post announcement about IOI team Jordan From google translate: The procedures for the travel of the Jordanian team at the 29th International Olympiad for Informatics have been completed during its twenty-ninth session which will be held in the city of Tehran during the period between the 28th of July and the fourth of August with the participation of more than 80 countries. The co-chairs are as follows: First: Sarah Abu Alian from the Jubaiha secondary school for girls. Second: Mohamed Kilani from the Omani schools Amman. Third: Ahmed Nasr from King Abdullah Schools of Excellence Blue. We wish everyone good results, God willing.  tl;dr: hiasat is not going. Have a nice day!
•  » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 P.S. I'm glad this was resolved, but I'm worried these comments can only cause further harms to the people involved. If MikeMirzayanov could delete the parent comment, I would be highly relieved.
•  » » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   +16 These comments should not have been made public in the first place. There were millions of ways to resolve this situation without involving anonymous public shaming with dubious intentions.To the best of my knowledge, this situation arose due to genuine ambiguity of the regulations, IC was asked for a clarification on the regulations and the decision has been made.
•  » » » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   0 I hate to say that publicly, but since you mentioned it: it really wasn't due to genuine ambiguity. The committee knew that that was illegal, and they tried to get away with it. In fact, the participant has started lying to everyone about dropping out of university since October, although all of his friends at university knew that he's still enrolled and attends regularly. They decided not to let him go only after their actions have been brought into light and public complaints have aroused. Nevertheless, it was indeed a childish way of resolving the issue. I shouldn't have publicly commented; it is greatly irritating to see someone go to IOI illegally whilst you tried really hard for years and couldn't (legally) go. I apologize for my behavior and I hope the administration agrees on deleting the comments.
•  » » » » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 At no point in the current IOI regulations being a university student outright disallows you to compete in the IOI (at least in my interpretation).
•  » » » » » » » » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   0 In Jordan, going to university == graduating from high school and not going to it
 » 11 months ago, # |   +27 The number of IOI participants is increasing!
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +92 Mystery of Ioi Participants Number
 » 11 months ago, # |   0 He has made a mistake, Cuba will not participate with the same team. This year, will participate David_Garcia, the previous year I participate Ernestico.
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   +3 Touche. I don't know why I wrote Cuba, sorry!
 » 11 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 No issue
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   0 Nvm seems it changed just now :)
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +1 I don't know why they weren't visible for you, maybe some cache issues? I really have no clue.
•  » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   0 Maybe I sorted in the wrong order and they were not together. Thank you for this list.
•  » » 11 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 After quickly checking, there are only 4 contestants missing from this list, which is the Israel's delegation, because of their participation at the off-site competition as discussed during IOI 2016 GA meetings.Also, keep in mind that the contestant lists can actually change (and I will update them on IOI Stats as the updates become available). The reason why I haven't released any data earlier is because it was still changing largely 2-3 weeks ago.
•  » » » 11 months ago, # ^ |   0 Isreal was added with a note about offsite participation.
 » 10 months ago, # |   0 Will be there a online mirror?
•  » » 10 months ago, # ^ |   +1 There were IOI2015 and IOI2016 online mirror in Yandex, probably they will continue on tradition :)Also, you can find IOI problems starting from 2003 and virtual participate in some years: https://contest.yandex.com/ioi/
 » 8 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +6 Kazakhstan still on first place by number of student