Welcome

 
Under the patronage of IOC
Under the patronage of IOC
 
   Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, 

   Dear Colleagues, 
  
    On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees I am delighted to welcome you to the XVI International Scientific Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All and VI International Scientific Congress "Sport, Stress, Adaptation" which will be held from 17-19 May 2012 in Sofia. 
   It is a great pleasure and honour for all of us at the National Sports Academy to host this prestigious scientific forum at our territory, right now, when we celebrate the 70th anniversary of our institution. The National Sports Academy was founded in 1942 and it remains the only higher educational establishment specialized in the field of sports science in Bulgaria. 
    The philosophy of this Congress entirely complies with our inner belief in the ever-lasting strength of the Olympic Values and their impact on Sport for All. I believe that this Congress could mark another step forward in this direction. 
   In this context, let me wish everyone of you inspiration, success and consistence in the process of applying the Olympic Values to education and to society as a whole, as well as to the mass sport itself.

Prof. Lachezar Dimitrov, PhD
President of the Organizing committee of the 70th Anniversary celebrations
Rector of National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski" 
(from 2003 - February 2012
)


  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

  Dear Guests, 

    It is a great pleasure and honour for me to welcome you to the XVI International Scientific Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All” and VI International Scientific Congress "Sport, Stress, Adaptation", which will take place in the National Sports Academy.
    Let me formulate this circumstance as a perfect timing, since our respectful institution is celebrating its 70th Anniversary at this moment. Thus, the forthcoming scientific events will become a very important part of the celebration of 70-year-long tradition in sports education and science.
    It has been a valuable experience, a winding road that sometimes changed its directions due to political, economical and social reasons. But it has never betrayed the fundamental principles for high quality standard in education and fair play in sports.


Thank you very much for being a part of this celebration.

Assoc. Prof. Pencho Geshev, PhD
Rector of National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski"
(Since Feb. 2012)