|2007-09-11.||All the problems and solutions are now available at the results page!|
|2007-08-07.||Now all the results are available at the new page. |
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|2007-08-02.||Excursion to St. Petersburg. Fortunately, the weather was fine and the city looked very bright.|
|2007-08-01.||The day of individual contest. The contestants were to solve 5 problems during 6 hours. Meanwhile, the organizing committee and team leaders gathered to solve some other problems. It was decided that each country can send to the Olympiad 2 (3 for the hosting country) teams and only one of them will be sponsored by the organizing committee. In the evening all the participants and guests were proposed to take part in the team games. This event was organized by a professional animator Daria Molgacheva with the help of a group of volunteers from St. Petersburg. We hope that the main purpose of these games - international friendship - was successfully reached.|
|2007-07-31.||By today all the participants have safely arrived at the hotel. At 5.05 p.m. the 5th International Linguistics Olympiad was officially declared open. The teams, jury members and guests were greeted by the Chair of the Organising Committee Stanislav Gurevich, Moscow linguist Leonid Iomdin and vice-principal of St. Petersburg school ╣371 specializing in mathematics and languages Grigory Mednikov. Also the contestants were thoroughly instructed by the senior jury member Ivan Derzhanski on effective solving of the problems and proper presentation of the results. Everybody is waiting for the individual contest! :)|
The Fifth International Linguistics Olympiad
Invited foráparticipation areáteams consisting ofáone team leader andáfour contestants whoáatáthe time ofáthe Fifth International Olympiad must beásecondary school students orámust have graduated from secondary school iná2007. Teams mayárepresent individual countries asáwell asácities (one team perácity; theáOrganising Committee also reserves theáright toáimpose aálimit onáthe number ofáteams allowed from oneácountry).
Competitors will need noáspecial knowledge toásolve theáproblem sets presented atáthe International Olympiad. There will beátwo contests: anáindividual andáaáteam one. Individual contest usually takes longer andárepresents aálist ofáabout 5 problems toábe solved during 5 orá6 hours; team contest isánaturally being solved byáthe whole team together andátakes less time.
Teams andátheir leaders areáexpected toábe provided with free accommodation andámeals during theáOlympiad; weáalso hope toáorganise some excursions. Those requiring aávisa toáenter Russia will receive assistance with theáformalities.
Please send your letters ofáinterest toáparticipate ináthe International Olympiad toáSt.Petersburg team leader Elena Riekhakainen (reha<at>inbox.ru) oráto theáChair ofáthe organising committee Stanislav Gurevich (olevi26<at>gmail.com) byáMarch 31, 2007.
Theáteam leader must submit aáfinal application byáMay 31, 2007; itámust contain aálist ofáteam members, indicating their languages ofápreference foráthe problem sets ofáthe individual contest, asáwell asáthe language ofápreference foráthe team contest.
The Fifth International Linguistics Olympiad is officially sponsored by