Team USA at the 2012 IMO: (From Left to Right): IMO Guide, Po-Shen Loh (Team Deputy Leader), Bobby Shen, Xiaoyu He, Ravi Jagadeesan, David Yang, Thomas Swayze and Mitchell Lee.*
Team USA turned in another impressive performance at the International Mathematical Olympiad, as announced on the MAA website on July 17, 2012. Yet the outstanding results—third place for the team and third place for Bobby Shen (among 548 students)—rated scant mention in U.S. news media.
In contrast, English-language news reports of the IMO results appeared in around the world.
Korean High Schoolers Win Math Olympiad (Chosonilbo)
India Shines at Math Olympiad (Daily News & Analysis)
Taiwan excels at 53rd International Mathematics Olympiad (Focus Taiwan News Channel)
Maths contest: Pakistan bags silver medal (Dawn Newspaper)
Vietnam in top 10 at International Mathematical Olympiad (Nhân Dân Online)
Local Math Wizards Earn Bronze (Manilla Bulletin)
Student, 17, competing for Canada at Math Olympiad (Ottawa Citizen)
* Photos via the official IMO 2012 Facebook page by Tomás Larrinaga & Luzila Bucari, Fundacion Olimiapiada Matematica Argentina (FOMA). More here.