National Olympic Academy of Bulgaria



Name of Academy

National Olympic Academy of Bulgaria




Name of President

Prof Pencho GESHEV

Foundation Date

17 May 1983

History of the Academy

  • First session 5.-9.6.1983
  • Annual sessions for young participants
  • Annual sessions for PE teachers and sport coaches since 2013
  • International contacts since 1986 with NOAs of Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia/Serbia
  • Establishment of regional structures since 1985
  • Olympic clubs in district centers – 17 centers Creation of Olympic school clubs since 2004

Projects of the Academy

  • Participation in IOA session since 1973
  • organizing 36 sessions for young participants and 6 sessions for PE teachers
  • Introduction the Olympic education in the school system from 2012
  • Organizing seminars for PE teachers for the creation and implementation of Olympic programs and projects since 2010
  • Organization of National Olympic conference for the exchange of experience and presentation of actual issues and knowledge about the Olympism and Olympic movement
  • Introduction of Olympic education in the Sport University in Sofia since 1988
  • Establishment of Olympic master program in the Sport University 2007
  • Organization of school Olympic games
  • Fair play national award
  • Art festival Olympic values in sport and life