The 41st International Mathematical Olympiad(IMO)
will be held in Taejon,
from July 13 to July 25, 2000
A.2 The aims
of the 41st IMO are:
A.2.1 To discover, encourage, and
challenge mathematically gifted young
in all countries
A.2.2 To foster friendly relations between
mathematicians of all countries
A.2.3 To create an opportunity
for the exchange of information on school
and practice throughout the world.
in the 41st IMO is by invitation. Each invited country is entitled
to send a team
consisting of a leader, a deputy leader and no more than six
B.2 The contestants should not have formally enrolled
at a university or any
institution, and they must have been born on or
B.3 The official program for the team
leader begins on July 13, 2000 and ends on
25, 2000 in Taejon.
B.4 The official program for
deputy leaders and the contestants begins on
16, 2000 and ends on July 25, 2000 in Taejon.
Republic of Korea will cover all official expenses for the leaders,
contestants including food and accommodations for the period
of the official
B.6 Observers and family members may accompany
the leader or deputy leader.
are, however,responsible for their own expenses. Any country,
team members spend extra days in the Republic of Korea,
meet full cost of such extra days.
B.7 Every invited
country wishing to participate in the 41st IMO must send an official
acceptance, to be received
by the Organizing Committee no later than February
B.8 Every participating country must send
the organizers, to be received no later
May 15, 2000, the expected number of contestants in its team and
the leader, deputy leader, observers and accompanying persons,
together with the
tentative travel arrangements.
B.9 Each participating
country must send the names of the contestants in its team
the organizers, to be received no later than May 31, 2000,
B.10 Deputy leaders are responsible for the conduct of
participating country is expected to submit up to six proposed problems,
to be received by the Problem Selection Committee no later
than April 30, 2000.
C.2 The proposals should, as far as possible, cover
various fields of pre-university
and be different in degrees of difficulty.
proposals should be written in English, French, German, Russian
proposals and solutions may be accompanied by their English
contest will take place in Taejon on July 19 and July 20, 2000.
D.2 Four and half hours will be allotted for both the
first and the second day's
papers,each consisting of three problems.
examination will commence at 9:00 AM each day.
problems will be given to every contestant in his/her own language.
D.4 Each contestant is to work independently and submit
solutions in his/her own
The solutions should be written on answer sheets provided by
Contestants are required to write on only one side of each
D.5. The only instruments permitted in the contest are writing
and drawing instruments.
particular, books, papers, tables, calculators and computers are
the examination room.
D.6 Each problem will
be allotted scores out of a maximum of seven points.
contestants¡¯ solutions are assessed by their leaders and deputy
D.8 The final scores, unless disputed and referred to
the Jury by the leaders, are
by the coordinators appointed by the organizing committee.
The score for each
problem for each contestant, agreed by the team leaders and
is recorded and signed by the team leader and one of the
D.9 For each problem, the coordination
of the solutions by Korean contestants shall be
verified by the
team leader of the country which submitted the problem.
The numbers of first, second and third prizes will be approximately
in the ratio 1:2:3.
total number of these prizes will not be more than half of the number
D.11 Special prizes may be awarded for solutions considered
outstanding by the Jury.
D.12 The prize will be awarded
at the Closing Ceremony on July 24, 2000.
D.13 Every contestant
who has not received a first, second or third prizes shall
certificate of Honorable Mention if he/she has received 7 points
least one problem.
Jury consists of all leaders and a chairman and a deputy chairman
persons nominated by the Organizing Committee of the 41st IMO. A
be replaced by his/her deputy in an emergency. Only leaders
heads of problem selection committee and coordination team may also
meeting as observers. Observers may attend meeting of the Jury
the chairman¡¯s permission, but are not entitled to speak or vote.
leaders are welcomed as observers, to attend meetings of the
is to be held after the contest.
leader shall have one vote. A motion shall be carried by a simple
of votes. In
the event of a tie, the chairman shall have a casting vote.
E.3 The Jury may appoint sub-committees to consider
E.4 The meetings of the
Jury will be conducted principally in English.
the contest, the Jury
E.5.1 verifies that all contestants comply
with the prescribed conditions
E.5.2 selects the contest problems from
among the submitted proposals on the basis
a preliminary selection made by the Problem Selection Committee
the organizers, prepares and approves the official versions
of the question
in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish;
the translations of the chosen problems into all required languages.
E.6 During the first half hour of each day of
the contest, the Jury considers written
raised by contestants and decides on replies.
the contest, the Jury
E.7.1 receives and approves a report
made by the Chief Coordinator on the conduct of the examination;
E.7.2 considers any disputes which may have arisen during
points awarded to a solution and decides the appropriate score;
E.7.3 approves the scores of all contestants;
prize winners of first, second or third prizes;
and makes decisions on all proposals to award special prizes;
E.7.6 considers matters raised about future International