Moscow school students have won the first place in a interdisciplinary blitz round of the International Olympiad of Megalopolises. The competition took place on September, 3 in school No. 1253. Top three also included teams from Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Within two hours the teams performed 80 tasks in mathematics, information technology, chemistry and physics. According to the results of the blitz round Moscow team got 72 points out of 80. School students from Hong Kong got 70 points, the team of Shanghai earned 68 points. In top ten there were also national teams of Belgrade, Sofia, Jakarta, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Istanbul and Budapest.
It should be noted that the best result in chemistry was shown by the team of Baku - children solved absolutely all the tasks. The national team of Shanghai impressed everyone in mathematics - there were 20 out of 20 possible points on their account . Moscow school students became the best in the solution of tasks in physics; information technology tasks were mostly solved by teams from Hong Kong, Shanghai and St. Petersburg.
This year for the first time along with the participants of the Olympiad of the Megalopolises the blitz round tasks in the informal offset have also been carried out by schoolchildren all over Russia. They have solved problems online.
Isaak Kalina, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of education
We are glad that for the third time Moscow has hosted such a remarkable Olympiad. It is definitely a competition: the competition of megalopolises, but I want to say after all, no matter how strange a phrase may sound, it is a uniting competition – the competition uniting our megalopolises.
Blitz round is an intellectual warm-up before the main rounds and it is also an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the problems which are solved by school students from different corners of the world. Results of this round will not be summed up with the total score and will not be included in the overall ranking of the teams.
BY THE WAY
On September, 4 the first round in physics, chemistry, mathematics and information technology took place. The second round will take place on September, 5. The Olympiad of Megalopolises takes place from September, 2 to September, 7. The teams of school students of more than 30 cities participate in it.
Source: "Evening Moscow" Newspaper
September 4, 2018