To show support for the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) — the world championship mathematics competition for high school students being hosted in Hong Kong from July 6 to 16 — Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) has invited almost 1,000 event participants from Hong Kong and abroad to visit the park today. HKDL welcomed the students with a relaxing park experience that will ease their tension amidst this high-level, international mathematics competition.
About 1,000 mathematics talents from more than 110 countries and regions have gathered in Hong Kong for the competition, making it the largest ever. Linda Choy, Vice President of Public Affairs, HKDL, expressed hope that the teachers and students would be able to spend a relaxing day in the park after two-days of intense competition. “As a leading tourist destination in the region,” she said, “HKDL welcomes these participants from afar and would like to share happiness with them. We hope they can experience Hong Kong’s hospitality and enjoy a fun trip.”
Professor Shum Kar-ping, chairman of the IMO Hong Kong Committee, said, “IMO brings together students from over 110 countries to see and experience Hong Kong. As the host city, we are thankful for Disney’s hospitality to let students and leaders enjoy a fun and magical day at the park.”
IMO was held previously in Hong Kong in 1994. This year, Hong Kong has six students from the territory in the competition, including five boys and one girl. Over 200 teachers and students from local universities and secondary schools have volunteered to support the competition. IMO 2016 is being co-hosted by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and supported by the government’s Education Bureau.