||Apr. 7th, 2019|10:46 am|
Вот тут вразумительное объяснение, зачем такие олимпиады|
могут быть нужны
Here's an argument from someone who has graded an EGMO (not me):
In some countries, the IMO team is selected by the personal decision of the team leader, rather than by formal criteria. Some of these team leaders tend to sideline girls. With the EGMO, they will no longer be able to pretend that there are no high-performing girls in their countries.
I can confirm the first claim -- in some countries it's still a single person who decides who gets on the team. I find the second claim plausible; so, yes, I think it's a good argument.