49th International
Mathematical Olympiad

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49th International Mathematical Olympiad   The 49th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will take place from July 10th to 22nd, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. This is for the first time that Spain hosts the event.

The most brilliant young mathematicians of the world will gather in Madrid to share and exchange ideas as well as establish between each other enduring ties of friendship.

More than a hundred countries have registered so far, each sending from 2 to 6 contestants or more than half a thousand in total. With leaders, deputy leaders and observers the number of participants is close to a thousand.

IMO 2008 is organized by
Real Sociedad Matemática Española.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 90 countries from 5 continents. The IMO Advisory Board ensures that the competition takes place each year and that each host country observes the regulations and traditions of the IMO. Previous year the 48th IMO had been held in
Vietnam.

Learn more about the Mathematical Olympiads at the IMO
official site and at the IMO 2008 website.
Sources:
IMO 2008
International Mathematical Olympiad
Real Sociedad Matemática Española
Posted: June 23, 2008
49th International Mathematical Olympiad

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