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Topic: [ME] 40th International Maths. Olympiad Results
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Jerry P. Becker

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[ME] 40th International Maths. Olympiad Results
Posted: Aug 6, 1999 2:44 PM
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From the TIMSS-Forum and Mark Kaufman: <>


Five hundred math wizards from 81 countries gathered from July 10 - 22 to
test their wits at the 40th International Mathematical Olympiad. The high
school students worked through seven days of advanced tests on algebra,
geometry and combined mathematics at Bucharest's main polytechnic

The International Mathematical Olympiad was started by Romania in 1959 in
the Carpathian Mountain resort of Sinaia. At first only communist countries
sent their students.

In 1965, the competition was opened to Western countries. Over the years,
China, Russia, Romania, the United States, Iran and Hungary have produced
the top students.

This year, the top 12 teams and their score out of a possible 252 points were:

China (182), Russia (182), Vietnam (177), Romania (173), Bulgaria (170),
Belarus, (167) Korea (164), Iran (159), Taiwan (153), USA (150), Hungary
(147), and Ukraine (136).

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
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