|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.|
INSEP, the National Institute of Sport, expertise, and performance (Institut national du sport, de l'expertise et de la performance), 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.
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.
- Teddy Riner, judoka
- Nicolas Beaudan, fencer
- Clint Capela, basketball player
- Marie-José Pérec, sprinter
- Damien Inglis, basketball player
- Anne-Caroline Graffe, taekwondo athlete
- Boris Diaw, basketball player
- Sandrine Gruda, basketball player
- Stéphane Diagana, hurdler
- Romain Gazave, ice skater
- Nicolas Gaillard, field hockey
- Émilie Le Pennec, gymnast
- Boris Dallo, basketball player
- Lila Meesseman-Bakir, swimmer
- Tony Parker, basketball player
- Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, Middle-distance runner
- Johan Petro, basketball player
- Tony Estanguet, slalom canoeist
- Ronny Turiaf, basketball player
- Alphonse Halimi, boxer
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