NATIONAL SPORT ACADEMY<br />"VASSIL LEVSKI"

Doctor honoris causa

The National Sports Academy awards with Doctor Honoris Causa honorary degree prominent public and sport-engaged persons with special contributions to the development of sport education, Olympism and to preserving the values of youth civil and social integration.

The first ceremony took place in 1996 when the Academic Council of the NSA made decision for conferring the title as a way of honoring distinguished people.

Since then the honorary sign has been bestowed to 18 world sport and public leaders who accepted it with gratitude as a highly prestigious title. The recipients keep on showing their respect and positive attitude to the Sports Academy and contribute through the years to its academic and public image.


Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Prime minister of Bulgaria

27.05.1996

Nadejda Lekarska

Member of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee

22.05.1997

Primo Nebiolo

President of the International Association of Athletics Federations and International Olympic Committee member

27.10.1997

Egidius Braun

 President of the German Football Association, vice-president of UEFA

1997

David Teager

President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy

5.06.1998

Juan Antonio Samaranch

 President of the International Olympic Committee

28.10.1998

Bruno Grandi

President of the International Gymnastics Federation

28.10.1998

Tamas Ajan

 General Secretary of the International Weightlifting Federation

1998

Ivan Abadjiev

 Senior Coach of the National Weightlifting Team of the Republic of Bulgaria

21.05.1999

Ivan Slavkov

Мember of the International Olympic Committee and President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee – 2000

Franz Beckenbauer

 Vice-president of the German Football Union, President of FC Bayern Munich

27.04.2000

Sergey Bubka

 Member of the International Olympic Committee

4.11.2005

Joseph Blatter

 President of FIFA

15.11.2005

Vladimir Platonov

 Rector of the University of Ukraine for Physical Education and Sport

2006

Ruben Acosta

President of the International Volleyball Federation

2006

Patrick Hickey

 President of the European Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland

2007

Raphael Martinetti

President of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles

2007

Jacques Rogge

President of the International Olympic Committee

2009

Francesco Ricci Bitti

President of the International Tennis Federation

23.04.2010 г.

Dr Raphael Santoja

President of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness received the symbols of Doctor Honoris Causa Degree on June 14, 2011.

Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee -

Awarded the Doctor HonorisCausa Degree on April29, 2013

Dr Ching-Kuo Wu



President of International Boxing Association -
Awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa Degree on April 23, 2014

Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta

President of the International Skating Union
awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa Degree on November 20, 2014

Mr.Nenad Lalovich

President of the UWW
awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa Degree on April 2016


 

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