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Institut national du sport, de l'expertise et de la performance (National Institute of Sport and Physical Education)
Location Paris, France
Former names from the merger of INS (the National Institute of Sport) and ENSEP (L'École Normale Supérieure d'Éducation Physique), and has roots in the 1817 Amoros Military Gymnasium.
Website .fr.insepwww

INSEP, the National Institute of Sport and Physical Education (Institut national du sport et de l'éducation physique), is a French teacher training institute and center for excellence in sports that trains elite athletes. It is located on the outskirts of Paris, in the Bois de Vincennes.[1][2][3]


  • History, activities, and structure 1
  • Notable alumni 2
  • Notable faculty 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History, activities, and structure

It was formed in 1975 from the merger of INS (the National Institute of Sport) and ENSEP (L'École Normale Supérieure d'Éducation Physique), and has roots in the 1817 Amoros Military Gymnasium.[2] It trains athletes in 26 different sports.[4]

It operates under the French Ministry of Youth and Sport, with a measure of autonomy.[2]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

See also


  1. ^ Travel Paris for Smartphones and Mobile Devices. 2007. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c John Ireland (2004). Advanced PE for OCR A2. Heinemann. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Science and Racket Sports III: The Proceedings of the Eighth International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress and The Third World Congress of Science and Racket Sports. Psychology Press. 2004. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ RICKI STEIN (October 25, 1985). "French Nationals Take On U.s. Women Today, Tomorrow Gymnastics". The Morning Call. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ 
  6. ^ Jack McCallum (June 16, 2003). "Outplaying Jason Kidd, Paris-schooled point guard Tony". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Allen, Percy (June 29, 2005). "Sonics: Sonics take two players from France". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Passion player, Gonzaga's Ronny Turiaf gives the maximum effort on court and off in the spirit of a true Zag". The News Tribune. December 1, 2004. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 

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