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News: Bulletin 3 from Adrian (07:15 BST, 16 July 2004)

Here is some further information on the IMO—mostly for Joseph’s benefit, but it may be of interest to some others of you as well.

The full UK results were

UNK1 (Coope) 7 2 2 7 3 2 = 23
UNK2 (Fidler) 7 6 1 7 3 0 = 24
UNK3 (Jefferys) 7 7 2 7 3 6 = 32
UNK4 (Orr) 6 7 2 7 0 0 = 22
UNK5 (Shannon) 2 6 0 7 1 0 = 16
UNK6 (Shepherd) 7 1 1 7 1 0 = 17

There was some beautiful stuff from David Fidler. As last year, we were reasonably efficient on the easier questions 1,2,4—but rather disappointing on the rest, particularly question 5.

There were 87 countries participating altogether, including Mozambique (MOZ) and Saudi Arabia (KSA) for the first time. The number of Arab nations was higher than usual—Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia.

Forthcoming hosts were announced: Spain 2008 (unknown location), Germany 2009 (Bremen).

Full results for countries were as follows:

Albania 57
Argentina 92
Armenia 98
Australia 125
Austria 55
Azerbaijan 72
Belarus 154
Belgium 86
Bosnia and Hercegovina 40
Brazil 132
Bulgaria 194
Canada 132
China 220
Colombia 122
Croatia 89
Cuba 17 (one contestant)
Cyprus 49
Czech Rep 109
Denmark 46
Ecuador 14
Estonia 85
Finland 49
FYROM 71
France 94
Georgia 123
Germany 130
Greece 126
Hong Kong 120
Hungary 187
Iceland 35
India 151
Indonesia 61
Iran 178
Ireland 48
Israel 147
Italy 69
Japan 182
Kazakhstan 132
Korea 166
Kuwait 5
Kyrgystan 63
Latvia 63
Lithuania 65
Luxembourg 36 (3 contestants)
Macau 86
Malaysia 34
Mexico 96
Moldova 140
Mongolia 135
Morocco 88
Mozambique 13 (3)
Netherlands 53
New Zealand 56
Norway 55
Paraguay 13 (3)
Peru 49 (3)
Phillipines 16 (5)
Poland 142
Portugal 26
Puerto Rico 43 (5)
Romania 176
Russia 205
Saudi Arabia 4
Serbia and Montenegro 132
Singapore 139
Slovakia 119
Slovenia 69
South Africa 110
Spain 57
Sri Lanka 33
Sweden 75
Switzerland 57
Taiwan 190
Thailand 99
Trinidad and Tobago 29 (5)
Tunisia 31
Turkey 119
Turkmenistan 52
Ukraine 174
UK 134
USA 212
Uruguay 47
Uzbekistan 79
Venezuela 15 (2)
Vietnam 196

Apologies for spelling errors in the above: some have crept in, I’m sure.

UK was third in the EU (Hungary, Poland) and third in the Commonwealth (India, Singapore).

The four students with 42 came from Canada, Hungary, Russia and Russia.

The UK students are all delighted with their medals, and are now enjoying the post-exam part of the IMO.

Adrian + Geoff

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