IMO Reports

1st August 2016

Andrew Chen: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

Introduction The International Mathematics Olympiad, widely regarded as the most prestigious mathematics competition worldwide for pre-university students, was held in Hong Kong this year from the 6th to the 16th of July, 2016. Participating countries are permitted to …Read more

31st July 2016

Keiran Lewellen: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

I have been working on competition maths for the past three years, and I am thrilled to have made it to the IMO team for New Zealand this year. Competition maths, unlike the maths taught in schools, does not focus on content or repetition but rather on solving new problems, …Read more

1st August 2014

Peter Huxford: IMO 2014 Cape Town Report

On the 30th of June, at Auckland Airport we gave our hugs and goodbyes to our families, and headed off to our destination: Cape Town. What followed was around 30 hours of travelling time: including stopovers in both Perth and Johannesburg. In all honesty I was exhausted by …Read more

1st August 2013

Peter Nelson (Deputy): IMO 2013 Colombia Report

In July 2013, I served as deputy leader for the New Zealand team at the International Mathematics Olympiad in Santa Marta, Colombia, travelling from July 15-29. The following is an account of my time in Colombia. On July 15, I travelled from Toronto, where at the time I was …Read more

1st August 2012

Stephen McConnachie (Manager): IMO 2012 ArgentinaReport

It was my pleasure and privilege to accompany the 2012 NZIMO team to Argentina, along with Team Leader Chris Tuffley and Deputy Team Leader Peter Nelson. The company of the students and leaders, the students’ performance in the competition and the experience of the trip …Read more

20th August 2011

Tom Yan: IMO 2011 the Netherlands Report

The countdown to this year’s IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) began in Auckland. The team of six contestants as well as their leader, deputy and observer congregated in Grafton Hall for three days worth of training prior to departure from Auckland. Staying at Grafton …Read more

22nd February 2011

Stephen Mackereth: IMO 2010 Kazakhstan Report

The 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held in Kazakhstan, was a fantastic event all round. Enormous thanks are offered to our generous sponsors, in particular the Royal Society of New Zealand, whose continued support has been hugely valuable. The venue of …Read more

6th October 2010

Robert Zhang: IMO 2010 Kazakhstan Report

In July this year I was fortunate enough to have the amazing experience of representing New Zealand at the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad, which was held in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. For me, the journey had begun 18 months earlier, when I attended …Read more