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History of Nike

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History of Nike

1- Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory.

2- There are two founders of Nike: Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon track & field coach, and Phil Knight, a University of Oregon business student and middle-distance runner under Bowerman.

3- The long-lived business partnership began in January 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS).

4- First-year sales totaled $8,000.

5- In 1972, BRS introduced a new brand of athletic footwear called Nike.

6- Nike employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide. In addition, approximately 650,000 workers are employed in Nike contracted factories around the globe.

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