Talk:List of International Mathematical Olympiads

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Mary Lord notes[edit]

All of the list entries up to 1994 cite the Lord 2001 article. But I have access to the article linked in the References, and it says nothing about all of those years. I'm concerned. Leonxlin (talk) 06:14, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I have replaced the citation in question with an alternative, online one. —WFC— 15:33, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

TFL nomination of List of International Mathematical Olympiads[edit]

Four men in black suits with bluish-white dress shirts and brightly-coloured ties standing in front of a wall composed of wooden panels.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual six-problem, two-day, international high school mathematics competition focused primarily on pre-collegiate mathematics, and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads. The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959. It has since been held annually, except in 1980. About 100 countries send teams of up to six students, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers. The content ranges from precalculus to branches of mathematics such as projective and complex geometry, functional equations and well-grounded number theory. Fields such as functional analysis, calculus, field theory (and other branches of abstract algebra and topology) are generally not present on the olympiad. The awards for exceptional performance include medals for a fraction of the competitors that is as close to one-half of the participants as the judges can make it, and honorable mentions for participants who solve at least one problem perfectly. (Full list...)


Neelix (talk) 17:32, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment The blurb and image are perfect, and referencing issues are relatively minor (refs 11, 19 and 20 need attention, and foreign-language refs should be denoted as such). However, the lead is somewhat lacking by 2011 standards. Is there anything more that can be written about the subject? —WFC— 11:33, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
I have repaired the link rot, signalled the foreign-language references, and extended the lede. Neelix (talk) 14:17, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm taking this list on, because while I don't think it's quite ready yet, it's very important that we try to get a decent maths-related list onto the main page. For now, reviewers' time would be better spent elsewhere. I'll comment again when I feel this is fully up to scratch. —WFC— 17:36, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Update – never commit to things you don't have enough time for. In any case, I'd suggest a date of 16 July 2012, to coincide with the end of the 2012 IMO. Even at the pace I work I'm sure the lead will be fine by then. I'll transfer this section to the talk page and renominate closer to the time. —WFC— 16:38, 29 December 2011 (UTC)