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By eduardische, history, 6 weeks ago, In English,

Please see the e-mail (sent to ioi-announce@) from IOI President Greg Lee:

Dear friends of IOI,

Just a quick update from the IC concerning IOI 2020 and beyond. The IC held an online meeting yesterday on May 25. After some discussion, the following plan was approved unanimously:

  1. IOI 2020 will be held online. Detail will be forthcoming soon.

  2. IOI 2021 will be hosted by Singapore (originally by Egypt).

  3. IOI 2024 will be hosted by Egypt.

Thanks to the dedicated work by the Singapore host team, all possibilities for an onsite IOI 2020 were explored. Unfortunately unpredictable outlook of COVID-19 forced us to move the competition online. Furthermore, thanks to Eslam and the Egyptian host team for switching to host IOI 2024 so that Singapore can host IOI 2021 onsite.

With the move to an online competition, many working details will need to be discussed by IC, ISC and ITC. We will keep you all updated as more information becomes available. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the IOI Secretariat at secretary.ioinformatics@gmail.com.

Stay safe and Best wishes,

Greg Lee

IOI President

 
 
 
 
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Will there be task translations? I think that would increase cheating cases drastically. The only solution I see for that is the IOI makes a poll asking what countries need a translation and hire a private translator for that.

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    As mentioned, many working details will need to be discussed by various committees, so I have nothing on this at this point. I'm always happy to hear opinions though which will hopefully lead committees to more informed decisions.

    What exactly is your concern with task translations? How is that concern exclusive to task translations?

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      No offense to anyone, but we have no guarantee that the team/deputy leaders won't share the tasks with the participants.

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        Tbf this is possible even if IOI isn't online.

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          That's true. But it's much easier in many ways when it's online.

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        Formally, if you look at IOI regulations, you have a couple of interesting points there.

        S3.1 The General Assembly is a temporary, short-term committee during IOI’n, which is composed of the Delegation Leaders and the Deputy Leaders of all Participating Countries. The GA is the owner of the IOI.

        Stating that "IOI doesn't trust team/deputy leaders" essentially translates to "IOI doesn't trust IOI". Of course, it doesn't mean that there should be no oversight altogether from the hosts, but I don't think that not trusting team/deputy leaders at all is a good look for IOI either. There is a level of trust in team/deputy leaders at regular IOIs as well, so this isn't suddenly introduced by online IOI. Depending on how exactly would online IOI be organized, there level of that trust does indeed vary, and everyone involved is aware and mindful of that.

        E3.1 The GA acts in the general spirit of the Regulations. The GA has the following tasks:

        • Supervise and participate in the selection of Competition Tasks and confirm the awarding of medals

        So even if we talk specifically about the act of releasing tasks to team/deputy leaders early, it's done not only for translation. GA actively participates in task selection and while it usually goes without any major changes, there have been incidents when task was removed or modified (for example, because it was too similar to already existing task when ISC wasn't aware about this). So this concern of yours isn't actually exclusive to task translations.

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What's the point of making Singapore host IOI 2021 instead of Egypt ffs?

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    Egypt will still host in 2024, Egypt kinda gave it's position to Singapore

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And what will be about EJOI? There are no blogs about this.

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Is there already some more information on online IOI? Is it already clear, approximately when it will be held?

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    The only released information so far is that, as communicated previously, it will happen no earlier than September.

    Also, as this statement said, many details need to be discussed and decided upon. We understand that a lot of people are waiting for the specifics and are aiming to update the community as soon as possible after decisions are made.

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