A. General
A.1    The 41st International Mathematical Olympiad(IMO) will be held in Taejon,
         Korea 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
          people 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
         Syllabi and practice throughout the world.

B. Participation and Responsibility
B.1   Participation 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
        equivalent post-secondary institution, and they must have been born on or
        after July 21,1980.
B.3   The official program for the team leader begins on July 13, 2000 and ends on
        July 25, 2000 in Taejon.
B.4   The official program for deputy leaders and the contestants begins on
        July 16, 2000 and ends on July 25, 2000 in Taejon.
B.5   The Republic of Korea will cover all official expenses for the leaders, deputy
        leaders and contestants including food and accommodations for the period
        of the official program.
B.6   Observers and family members may accompany the leader or deputy leader.
        They are, however,responsible for their own expenses. Any country,  
        whose team members spend extra days in the Republic of Korea,
        must 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
        29, 2000.
B.8   Every participating country must send the organizers, to be received no later
        than May 15, 2000, the expected number of contestants in its team and the
        names of 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    
        to the organizers, to be received no later than May 31, 2000,
B.10  Deputy leaders are responsible for the conduct of their students.

C. Proposals for Problems
C.1   Each participating country is expected to submit up to six proposed problems,
        with solutions, 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
        mathematics and be different in degrees of difficulty.
C.3   The proposals should be written in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish.
        The proposals and solutions may be accompanied by their English versions,
        whenever possible.

D. Contest Regulations
D.1   The 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
        examination papers,each consisting of three problems.
        The examination will commence at 9:00 AM each day.
D.3   The 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
        language. The solutions should be written on answer sheets provided by the
        organizers. Contestants are required to write on only one side of each answer
D.5.  The only instruments permitted in the contest are writing and drawing instruments.
        In particular, books, papers, tables, calculators and computers are not allowed
        into the examination room.
D.6   Each problem will be allotted scores out of a maximum of seven points.
D.7   The contestants solutions are assessed by their leaders and deputy leaders prior
        to coordination.
D.8   The final scores, unless disputed and referred to the Jury by the leaders, are
        decided by the coordinators appointed by the organizing committee.
        The score for each problem for each contestant, agreed by the team leaders and         the coordinators, is recorded and signed by the team leader and one of the
        coordinators for that problem.
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.
D.10  The numbers of first, second and third prizes will be approximately in the ratio 1:2:3.
        The total number of these prizes will not be more than half of the number of
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
         receive a certificate of Honorable Mention if he/she has received 7 points
         for at least one problem.

E. Jury Regulations
E.1    The Jury consists of all leaders and a chairman and a deputy chairman and
         other persons nominated by the Organizing Committee of the 41st IMO. A leader
         may be replaced by his/her deputy in an emergency. Only leaders may vote.
         The heads of problem selection committee and coordination team may also
         attend the meeting as observers. Observers may attend meeting of the Jury 
         only with the chairmans permission, but are not entitled to speak or vote.
         Deputy leaders are welcomed as observers, to attend meetings of the Jury
         which is to be held after the contest.
E.2     Each leader shall have one vote. A motion shall be carried by a simple majority
         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 specific matters.
E.4    The meetings of the Jury will be conducted principally in English.
E.5    Before the contest, the Jury
E.5.1 verifies that all contestants comply with the prescribed conditions
         for participation;
E.5.2  selects the contest problems from among the submitted proposals on the basis
         of a preliminary selection made by the Problem Selection Committee appointed
         by the organizers, prepares and approves the official versions of the question
         papers in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish;
E.5.3  approves 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
         questions raised by contestants and decides on replies.
E.7    After 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 coordination concerning
          the points awarded to a solution and decides the appropriate score;
E.7.3  approves the scores of all contestants;
E.7.4  decides prize winners of first, second or third prizes;
E.7.5  considers and makes decisions on all proposals to award special prizes;
E.7.6  considers matters raised about future International Mathematical Olympiads.