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Trivia quiz questions with answers about Nike Inc.

Where is Nike headquartered?
A: Near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area.

It is the world's largest supplier of what?
A: Athletic shoes and apparel.

 Nike is a major manufacturer of what?
A: Sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$37.4 billion in its fiscal year 2020.

As of 2020, it employed how many people worldwide?
A: 76,700.

In 2020 the brand alone was valued at how much?
A: Over $32 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.


Nike ranked 89th in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of what?
A: The largest United States corporations by total revenue.

When was the company founded?
A: On January 25, 1964, as "Blue Ribbon Sports", by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.

When did it officially become Nike, Inc.?
A: On May 30, 1971.

The company takes its name from what?
A: Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

Nike also owned Bauer Hockey from 1995 to when?
A: 2008, and previously owned Cole Haan, Umbro, and Hurley International.


In addition to manufacturing sportswear and equipment, the company operates what?
A: Retail stores under the Niketown name.

Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports teams around the world, with what highly recognized trademarks?
A:  "Just Do It" and the Swoosh logo.

Nike, originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), was founded by whom?
A: University of Oregon track athlete Phil Knight and his coach, Bill Bowerman.

The company initially operated in Eugene, Oregon as a distributor for what?
A: Japanese shoe maker Onitsuka Tiger, making most sales at track meets out of Knight's automobile.

In its first year in business, BRS sold how many pairs of Japanese running shoes?
A: 1,300, grossing $8,000.


By 1965, sales had reached what?
A:  $20,000.

In 1966, BRS opened its first what?
A: Retail store at 3107 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, California.

In 1967, due to increasing sales, BRS expanded retail and distribution operations to where on the East Coast?
A: In Wellesley, Massachusetts.

By 1971, the relationship between BRS and Onitsuka Tiger came to what?
A: An end.

BRS prepared to launch its own line of what?
A: Footwear, which was rebranded as Nike.


The new line would bear the newly designed what, by Carolyn Davidson?
A: Swoosh.

When was the Swoosh first used by Nike?
A: On June 18, 1971.

In 1976, who did the company hire?
A: John Brown and Partners, based in Seattle, as its first advertising agency.

The following year, the agency created the first "brand ad" for Nike, called what?
A:  "There is no finish line", in which no Nike product was shown.

By 1980, Nike had attained what market share in the U.S. athletic shoe market?
A: 50%, and the company went public in December of that year.

The first Nike retail store, dubbed Niketown, opened where in November 1980?
A: In downtown Portland

What did Phil Knight announce in mid-2015?
A: That he would step down as chairman of Nike in 2016.

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