28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

18 August 2016
Georgia: “May the best programmer win”

Nugzar, Bakuri, Giorgi and Georgy from Georgia tell us how they first heard about Tatarstan’s capital and how they want to play football with participants from other countries.

- Had you heard of Kazan before you came here?

Nuzgar: It’s my first time here and I don’t know much about it, but I love football and have seen some Rubin Kazan matches. Your team used to have a Georgian player, Lasha Salukvadze, and I was watching for him. And now they have Solomon Kvirkvelia.

- What will you tell your friends and family about Kazan when you go back home?

Together: That Kazan is a very beautiful city. We really enjoyed exploring the centre, visiting the Kremlin and walking along the waterfront looking at the sights. We also really want to go to Kazan-Arena stadium, where Rubin play. We saw it but didn’t go inside – I hope that we’ll get the chance!

- Do you have any experience of prior IOIs?

Georgy: For two of us it’s the first time at this level. Giorgi’s here for the second time, and I took part last year and the year before.

- Did you have any success there?

- I have two bronze medals, and he has one.

- What are you hoping for at this Olympiad?

- I don’t know what will happen but we’re expecting good results. I hope that all four of us will go home with a medal.

- What made you really start to get into IT? Did playing computer games when you were younger help?

Georgy: No, no – I’ve actually never played a game on a computer. I always played sport, but at one point I really got into mathematics, and from that, IT.

Together: We studied at a physics-maths school where there’s a big focus on IT – that’s where it all started for us.

- Georgy – what sports do you do?

- Kickboxing and swimming. Once I was actually the kickboxing champion of Georgia.

- How did your parents react to your interest in IT?

- Positively – they’re happy with our interests.

- What else are you into?

- The four of us love playing football. Though we’ve only played together here at the Universiade Village.

- Do you want to start a football tournament here at the Universiade Village and play the teams from other countries?

- That’d be really cool, we’d definitely take part if they made a tournament like that.

- You have a bit of free time now – how are you planning to spend it?

- See the inside of the Kazan-Arena! And see the city, see what else there is.

- What would you like to wish the other teams?

- Let the best programmer win!



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