|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.|
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INSEP, the National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance (Institut national du sport, de l'expertise et de la performance), is a French 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.
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. It trains athletes in 26 different sports.
It operates under the French Ministry of Youth and Sport, and functions based on centralized athletic partnerships with prominent high schools in Paris — such as Lycée Condorcet, Lycée Saint-Louis, Lycée Janson de Sailly, GHS Claude Monet, and The International School of Paris — with a measure of autonomy.
- Nicolas Beaudan, Fencing
- Evan Fournier, Basketball
- Yannick Borel, Fencing
- Frédéric Bourdillon, Basketball
- Clint Capela, Basketball
- Boris Dallo, Basketball
- Stéphane Diagana, Track & Field
- Boris Diaw, Basketball
- Tony Estanguet, Whitewater Slalom
- Romain Gazave (born 1976), Ice Skating
- Anne-Caroline Graffe, Taekwondo
- Sandrine Gruda, Basketball
- Damien Inglis, Basketball
- Daniel Jérent, Fencing
- Joffrey Lauvergne, Basketball
- Émilie Le Pennec, Artistic Gymnastics
- Lila Meesseman-Bakir, Synchronized Swimming
- Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, Middle distance Running
- Tony Parker, Basketball
- Marie-José Pérec, Track & Field
- Johan Petro, Basketball
- Yves Pons, Basketball
- Lucas Pouille, Tennis
- Teddy Riner, Judo
- Ronny Turiaf, Basketball
- Cyrian Ravet, Taekwondo
- Alphonse Halimi, boxer
- Institut de recherche biomédicale et d'épidémiologie du sport
- Sport in France
- Sports Studies in France
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