According to Wikipedia - Nike sells an assortment of products, including shoes and apparel for sports activities like association football, basketball, running, combat sports, tennis, American football, athletics, golf and cross training for men, women, and children. Nike also sells shoes for outdoor activities such as tennis, golf, skateboarding, association football, baseball, American football, cycling, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading, aquatic activities, auto racing and other athletic and recreational uses. Nike is well known and popular in Youth culture, Chav Culture and Hip hop culture as they supply urban fashion clothing. Nike recently teamed up with Apple Inc. to produce the Nike+ product which monitors a runner's performance via a radio device in the shoe which links to the iPod nano.
The Nike company has been taking an active and leading role in supporting, sponsoring and organizing sports events, like Nike Prefontaine Classic, Nike is also the official sponsor for the Indian cricket team, sponsors famous soccer clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona, Valencia, Inter Milan and Juventus, various minor events including Hoop It Up (high school basketball) and The Golden West Invitational (high school track and field).
The Cheap Nike Air Force 1 company began in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Phil Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman, first distributing Japanese brand of running shoes in the USA. 1972 was the first year of using the famous mark known as the Swoosh on Nike's first line of footwear. The rest is history. Nike products are well received in practically every sport venue - tennis - first represented by Ilie Nastase and John McEnroe and now by Rafael Nadal, golf with Tiger Woods, basketball Air Force One and Nike Air Jordan represented by Michael Jordan, etc.
Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area. It is the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment with revenue in excess of US$18.6 billion in its fiscal year 2008 (ending May 31, 2008). As of 2008, it employed more than 30,000 people worldwide. Nike and Precision Castparts are the only Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state of Oregon, according to The Oregonian.
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