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By riela, history, 8 days ago, In English,

It seems USA is excelling in recent competitions.

This year USA won both IMO and IOI. Congrats James Li and Benq! (note that both have chinese surnames :) )

The challenger for the world chess championship is Caruana (also from USA, although some people says that he is italian).

Is USA getting great again? does the Trump administration is the cause of this notorious coincidences?

 
 
 
 
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No, because they are all chinese

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    sqrtdecompton care to comment on this thought? ;)

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    This reminded me of a quote in the movie The Dictator.

    "Ahhh America. Built by the blacks and owned by the chinese". :D

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    I don't think Caruana is chinese

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      I don't think Nakamura is chinese

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        Neither Wesley So, Yasser Seirawan, Varuzhan Akobian, Samuel Reshevsky, Bobby Fischer ...Although some people say they have other nationalities :)

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    yes nuclearbomb, in 2018 and 2017 only chineses were in USA team at programming :D.

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How dare them some people call Fabiano Luigi Caruana Italian!

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No, because China puts weird restrictions for participating in Olympiads (you can't be too young, you can only get a gold medal once). If those restrictions weren't there, China might win nearly all the time.

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    I think Chinese interest in International Olympiads decreased greatly because participation no longer counts toward the Gaokao exam.

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      For most Chinese, a gold medal of NOI is enough, IOI is just for one's dream and honor, no actual benefit at all.

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Unless the sarcasm you're implying is that surnames, ethnicity, country where your parents were born, etc. win/lose medal, clearly USA is definitely doing something right for its legal citizens.

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Breaking news! American scientists have discovered that they are Chinese scientists!

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Trump predicted this outcome in an article (it was in Russian) way back.

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USA is nothing without Indian(or Chinese) immigrants. But they still treat us like shit. USA is a shithole!

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I believe I am the only user on Codeforces who is qualified to answer this question.

America was always great. Suck it and git gud u scrubs.

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Probably because of brain drain from India/China, AoPS, and Po-Shen Loh.