The Olympiad of Metropolises started on September, 1. The grand opening was a part of the Moscow international forum «The city of education». The competition is held in the capital of Russia for the 4th time on the initiative of the mayor of the city Sergey Sobyanin.
The partiicipants and guests of the olympiad got a warm welcome from the representatives of the Moscow Deaprtment of education and science and also from the representatives of the international jury in chemistry, informatics, mathematics, physics.
Teams from 45 biggest cities and capitals came to participate in the olympiad of metropolises: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Baku, Banja Luka, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bishkek, Boston, Bratislava, Budapest, Chengdu, Daugavpils, Delhi, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hanoi, Harbin, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Kishinev, Krakow, Leipzig, Lima, Ljubljana, Madrid, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Nur-Sultan, Shanghai, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Tirana, Vienna, Yerevan, Zagreb.
In 4 years the geographical scope of the competition expanded up to 32 countries. On the first olympiad in 2016 there were 22 teams from 18 countries.
First, teams will participate in blitz contest. On September, 2 they will be working on 80 tasks in chemistry, informatics, mathematics, physics. The level of the tasks is equal to that of the final school exams. These problems were sent beforehand by the representatives of the cities that participate in the olympiad. Teams will have 2 hours to solve the problems. Blitz contest is taking place in school № 1253. It’s a kind of warm-up before the main competitions and these points aren’t included in the final results of the olympiad.
The main competitions are taking place on September, 3 and 4. Young mathematicians and programmers will be solving tasks during these days. The olympiad in informatics will be held in the headquarters of Yandex company, and the competition in mathematics - in school № 1241. Physicists and chemists will have experimental tasks on the first day and theoretical problems on the second. The competition in physics will take place in school № 2030, and in chemistry - in school № 1253.
The closing ceremony of the Olympiad of metropolises is planned on September, 6. During this event the winners will get medals and trophies.