10 Fun Facts About Champion Sportswear
Champion is an iconic sportswear brand that has seen a huge revival in recent years. In the 1980s and 1990s it was common to see people of all ages from kids to adults wearing Champion sweatshirts. Here are 10 fun facts about Champion sportswear:
1. The company was originally established as Knickerbocker Knitting Company by Abe and Bill Fainbloom in 1919 in Rochester, New York. Champion turns 100 years old in 2019!
2. Champion produced uniforms for all NBA teams during the 1990s, and some NFL teams during the 1980s and 1990s.
3. Champion was the official outfitter for the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team, who competed in the historical 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Commonly known as the “Dream Team”, this group of players went on to win the Gold Medal and this helped Champion establish their reputation as a powerhouse sportswear brand in Europe.