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By N4553R, history, 2 months ago, In English

Hello folks,

As I care about individual sports and CP is kinda sport :P, I wanted to know if there is any competitive programmer from Codeforces participating in Tokyo olympics this year or participated before to know the people with the same interests (CP & Sports other than soccer)

 
 
 
 
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Answer is NO. Because no one does two sports at the same time seriously(For example you can not see famous footballer in basketball).

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    You think no famous footballers don't simultaneously play some basketball less seriously for fun?

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    I edited the post to be "or participated before" because I was doing Karate sport from 2005 to 2019 but Karate was not included in the olympics at this span of time

    So we may find a good athlete with bad CP skills or so

    Also did you hear about sports called Triathlon / Pentathlon?

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      I was doing Kyokushin Karate at amateurish level for roughly 1.5 years. Stopped it because I somehow hurt my foot while preparing for the next belt exam. Not sure what it was, but I just couldn't step on my foot because of strong pain after waking up next morning. Took more than a month to fully recover and then I was too embarrassed to show up at the dojo as I was too much out of shape. Decided that maybe I will resume training at the start of the next season after a summer break, but this didn't happen either.

      I'm also not sure how long will I last as a competitive programmer. There's a saying in my country: "што занадта, то не здрава" (which can be roughly translated into English as "excessive is not healthy"). It's really amazing that some people have what it takes to pursue their goals for many years and reach legendary grandmaster titles in competitive programming or become Olympic champions in sport. I will never be as good as them.

      14 years is really impressive and deserves a lot of respect. What made you stop your Karate career if this is not a secret?

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        I stopped because of my sight ability has been decreased because of using laptop/mobile all days and I didn't search about if I could use some special eyeglasses.

        Also I relocated to another city after getting a job and didn't search for another place to train

        I was shotokan karate style school and if I back someday, I'll be tested for Dan III black belt and I have to chose to be a training coach or referee and I will chose the second to manage time better

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    Why not? I do cp not as a sport but more as a hobby. Although I think chances of it are low, there still might be someone doing both olympic sports and cp, one as a job, the other one as a hobby.

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    What about a nutella athlete? I_love_Tanya_Romanova

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      Mentioning an achievement of participating in mass events that don't have any qualification prerequisites and don't require any real fitness to complete is, in the context of this thread, at the very least disrespectful to people who are actually doing some sports seriously. Please don't do it. The next step is to list people with gym membership.

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        bro u gotta chill the guy's evidently just engaging in some good natured self depreciative humor no need to eat him alive.

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        Ok

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    Nobody said it should be about doing two sports at the same time — maybe a person did CP in the past.

    Nobody said it is about doing two sports seriously. CP dedication isn't required.

    There are many examples of people successfully doing multiple sports in parallel or one after another. See this list for some examples.

    This is especially true for disciplines that are related: for example, if it is some endurance sport that is mainly about making the engine work (running, cycling, rowing etc.), it is not uncommon to be doing several in parallel or to move from one to another for some reason (e.g. due to an injury). Same story with people doing speed skating in winter and track cycling in summer.

    BTW, Alan Turing was not too far from making it to Olympics as runner.

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Maybe in distant future competitive programming itself will be added in Olympics! ;)

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    I doubt it. In Olympics there are those sports which are "watchable". Most people will not find CP exciting to watch.

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    Competitive programming doesnt require athleticism. The same reason chess is not in the olympics.

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A somewhat related question is whether competitive programmers are stereotypical nerds or are also trying to stay fit?

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Rock climbing is having its first go in the Olympics this year. Bouldering, in particular, resembles this style of coding competition in that they both involve solving short-term but hopefully challenging/intense/interesting problems -- buuut they also kinda share some issues in problem/route-setting too (ie setting problems for a Janja Garnbret is going to be very different from doing the same for me, a div9001 potato).

There are a handful world-cup-level boulderers who mention juggling time between training and engineering studies, but it's really unlikely they're also competitive coders... opposite subset-of-a-subset dynamics on either side of that venn diagram etc.

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    As a boulderer who also does cp (or a cper who also does bouldering?), I think rock climbing is our best chance at seeing an olympic athlete who also does cp. Because like you said, rock climbing is so much problem solving just like cp! It's the manifestation of a greedy adhoc problem :p. Also Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki orz hopefully they both win gold!

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I also don't think that's the case, but it's not entirely impossible https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/anna-kiesenhofer-olympic-gold-tokyo-2020-spt-intl/index.html

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This blog made me watch rock climbing. Gotta say, very fun to watch.