Amazon Quiz (Aug 3, 2021): This famous brand of sports goods was founded in which country?

The options are 

  • Canada
  • France
  • USA
  • Germany

Answer: USA

Nikeis an American multinational corporation. It is known for design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. Headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area, it was founded in 1964. It is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. It has employed 76,700 people worldwide. In 2020, the brand was valued in excess of $32 billion. It ranked 89th in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight founded the company on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports. It officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. Nike means the Greek goddess of victory. The company uses its own brand to market its products. Its products can also be found under the name of Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Nike Blazers, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Max, Foamposite, Nike Skateboarding, Nike CR7. It has subsidiaries, including Jordan Brand and Converse. fFom 1995 to 2008, Nike owned Bauer Hockey. Before that it owned Cole Haan, Umbro, and Hurley International.

In addition to manufacturing sportswear and equipment, the company operates retail stores under the Niketown name. The company also sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports across the world. Its trademarks logo is “Just Do It”.

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