IMO Reports

1st August 2016

Yiannis Fam: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

Introduction The 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 2016 was held in Hong Kong and we were hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This year there was a record number of contestants at the IMO (602) and I am glad to have had the …Read more

1st August 2016

Miles Lee: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

This year, the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad was held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). As our team took the first steps off the plane, we were hit by a puff of hot air which had infiltrated the gap between the plane and jet bridge. …Read more

1st August 2016

Kevin Shen: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

On the 8th of July, six eager young mathematicians set off on an 11-hour flight to Hong Kong for the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad. We had just completed one week of intensive training. Upon arrival, we were quickly greeted by stifling heat of a typical tropical …Read more

1st August 2016

Barnard Patel: IMO 2016 Hong Kong Report

Introduction The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual maths competition in which over 100 different countries participate, each sending a team typically comprised of six secondary school students. The 57th IMO took place in Hong Kong from 6-16 July …Read more

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