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Historical background Distinguished coaches, graduates of NSA Famous athletes Eminent personalities of NSA Doctor Honoris Causa Honorary Professor

The National sports academy has over 60 years history. We can outline the following landmarks:

  1. 1942 His Majesty King Boris III founds with a decree the Higher school for physical education;
  2. 1953 The Council of ministers approves with a decree the name Higher institute for physical education and sport;
  3. 1967 The Sport-pedagogical faculty and the Faculty for mass health and healing physical culture are differentiated;
  4. 1973 The Scientific council of Theory and methods of the physical education and sports training (including methods of remedial gym) is founded. It awards the scientific degrees Doctor and Doctor of science, approbates the attainment of academic ranks;
  5. 1974 The specialized training for highly qualified sportsmen is introduced;
  6. 1991 The Linguistic center for language preparation of foreign students and post-graduate students is founded;
  7. 1995 With a resolution of the National Assembly the Higher institute for physical education and sport is renamed in National sports academy. A new, modern school building is opened.
  8. 1999 - With a resolution of the National Assembly the name National sports academy Vasil Levski is legalized.


More information about the history of NSA can be found in the heading Historical background.

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