The 42nd IMO
was held in Washington DC, United States of America, from 1 to 14 Jul, 2001.
The Singapore National Team consisted of:
The start of the 42nd IMO was marked by a grand opening ceremony held on the George Mason University campus where the contestants were hosted. The highlights of the ceremony included a Parade of Countries, where a representative from every participating country went on the stage and introduced themselves, a cultural performance by the Deer Catcher Native American Dance Troupe, and a rousing a capella performance by the Morgan State Choir, which saw the audience rising to a rendition of "We're The World". After the opening ceremony, all the participants were taken a cruise along the Potomac River to view the 4th of Jul Fireworks in a celebration of the independence of America.
After the gruelling 4.5-hour examinations on 8 and 9 Jul, the contestants went on excursions to the National Mall (Smithsonian Institution) and to the Amusement Park, as coordination took place at the Embassy Suite Hotel. The Singapore Team did extremely well this year, bringing back a total of 1 silver medal and 4 bronze medals. They were conferred with their medals in the closing ceremony held at the Kennedy Center. The ceremony also featured inspirational speeches by eminent mathematicians Andrew Wiles and Edward Witten. The Olympiad concluded that evening with a banquet dinner at the National Building Museum.
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