Lotto Sport Italia
Lotto Sport Italia is an Italian sportswear manufacturer, which produces sporting and casual clothing and footwear. Lotto was established in 1939 by the Caberlotto family in Montebelluna, northern Italy, the world centre of footwear manufacturing. In June 1973, Lotto made its debut as a sports footwear manufacturer. Tennis shoes signaled the beginning of production, followed by models for basketball, volleyball and football. Sports clothing was the company's next venture. In the first ten years, Lotto focused on the Italian market. During its first decade, corporate strategy concentrated on making tennis footwear and clothing, early on sponsored big names from the professional tennis circuit. In the 1980s, Lotto moved on to broaden its business base by competing among the then-small group of manufacturers of football boots and clothing. Lotto began to create its first football boot models and signed major collaboration agreements with internationally renowned players and teams. Tennis players John Newcombe, José Luis Clerc wore the brand's tennis products.
The first sponsorship agreements in football were signed with players and teams, such as Milan, the Dutch national team, Juventus and Spanish club Real Zaragoza. Professional footballers provided input in both the fine-tuning of the products; this involvement together with the athletes' public images helped make the company a leader in tennis and football. During this same period, Lotto expanded into the export market, its international business grew rapidly. Ten years the brand was being distributed in more than 60 countries around the world. In June 1999, the company was taken over by VINAY BMS, a group of local business people who were very active in the sports area; the company was renamed Lotto Sport Italia. Today, Lotto distributes its products in more than 70 countries through independent sports stores, specialty chain stores and large stores with sports departments; the company is pushing the development of corner and flagship stores, which are now widespread in Italy and in other countries.
Lotto today distributes its products in over 110 different countries, through independent sports article stores, specialized chain-stores and large stores with specialized sports departments. Special emphasis is placed on monobrand stores as well as shop-in-shops. Excludes articles found in Category:Sporting goods manufacturers of Italy. Sergio Tacchini Lotto Sport Italia
Air Jordan is a brand of basketball shoes, athletic and style clothing produced by Nike. It was created for former professional basketball player Michael Jordan; the original Air Jordan sneakers were produced for Michael Jordan in early 1984, released to the public in late 1984. The shoes were designed for Nike by Peter Moore, Tinker Hatfield, Bruce Kilgore. Since its introduction into the sports shoe market, the Air Jordan evolved from the original basketball shoes to models for different uses, including I-XXXIII; the Jordan brand sponsors 21 active NBA players, including Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. They endorse Nike Air Jordan products, they sponsor other leagues such as the MLB, NFL, NASCAR, WNBA, as well as French football team Paris Saint-Germain. With the official release on September 14, 2018, this is Jordan Brand's first collection with a soccer club. AJ I: The Air Jordan 1 was first produced for Michael Jordan in 1984, it was designed by Peter C.
Moore. The red and black colorway of the Nike Air Ship, the prototype for the Jordan 1, was outlawed by NBA Commissioner David Stern for having little white on them, it is a common misconception that the Jordan 1 was banned however, it was indeed the Nike Air Ship. After the Nike Air Ship was banned, Michael Jordan and Nike introduced the Jordan 1 in color ways with more white such as the "Chicago" color way and the "Black Toe" color way, they used the Nike Air Ship's banning as a promotional tool in advertisements hinting that the shoes gave an unfair competitive advantage for the Jordan 1 and that whoever wore them had a certain edginess associated with outlaw activities. Fragment x Jordan 1's: Staying true to the original Air Jordan, the remastered design features an all-over, premium leather execution with black overlays, blue accents, Fragment insignia; the Air Jordan I was released on the market from 1985 to 1986, with re-releases in 1994, 2001–2004, 2007–2018. Here are some released colorways: Breds Black Red: September 15, 1985 White/Black-Red: September 15, 1985 Black/Royal Blue: 1985 White/Blue: 1986 Pewter/Black Max-Orange: January 31, 2009 White/Sea Green: July 4, 2009 Black/Shadow Grey-White: September 1, 2009 Wolf Grey/Spice White: July 1, 2010 Metallic Silver/White: November 1, 2010 Black/Anthracite: December 1, 2010 Altitude Green/Black: December 11, 2010 AJ II: The success of the Air Jordans 1 encouraged Nike to release the New Air Jordan in 1986 for the new basketball season.
Designed by Peter Moore and Bruce Kilgore, the original Air Jordan II was unique in that it was made in Italy. The Air Jordan 2 retailed with a full length encapsulated Nike air bubble for maximum comfort; the Air Jordans 2 was the first Jordan not to have the Nike swoosh on the upper. The Air Jordans II was retailed at $100; the Air Jordan was released from 1986 to 1987. The model was revived from obscurity when Air Jordans collaborated with Just Don to create the Just Don x Air Jordans 2; the shoe featured premium blue quilted leather inspired by a Chanel handbag and released in limited numbers on January 31, 2015 for $275. The shoe was released again in a Beach colourway bundled with a premium snapback and gold pin for $650 on January 30, 2016 re-released in 1994, 2004–2005, 2008, 2010, 2014–2018. AJ III: The Air Jordan III was designed by Tinker Hatfield who works for Nike as a designer for stores and offices. By that time Michael Jordan was ready to leave Nike, it was the first Air Jordan to feature a visible air unit on the heel, the new Jumpman logo, an elephant print trim and tumble leather to give it a luxury look.
The Air Jordan III was famous for the humorous ads depicting film director Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon, the character he played in his film She's Gotta Have It. This campaign was known as the "Mars and Mike" ad campaign, one of Nike's most successful advertisement campaigns; these were the first Jordans to feature the "NIKE AIR" logo on the back, but replaced by the Jumpman logo, with the words "AIR" underneath it, similar to the Air Jordan VI. These were said to be Michael Jordan's favorite shoes, he wore them during the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and many other events in his basketball career; the Air Jordan III's had poor sales when first reintroduced in 1994. On their second reintroduction in 2001, they sold well; the "Fire Red" Air Jordan III was released in March 2007, late again in 2013. In 2007, the Jordan Brand collaborated with director Spike Lee to release a limited pair of Air Jordan III's with a colorway based on the blue-yellow poster for Lee's film Do the Right Thing; the same year saw the reintroduced versions of the Air Jordan III's in two monotone colorways, all black and all white, nicknamed the "Black Cats" and the "Pure Moneys" respectively.
2007 had the "Flips" which moved the elephant print from the trim to the entire shoe and replacing it with white leather, indeed "Flipping" the original design of white leather with elephant print trim. In 2009, the Jordan Brand reintroduced the sought after Air Jordan III in the True Blue colorway, it was an international-only release, meaning they were not sold in the US. In 2011, the brand released a Black History Month Air Jordan III colorway in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Black History Month; the sneaker is black with gold stitching as well as laser print around the toe and heel. The BHM III was a limited release and there was said to have been no more than 3,000 pairs made; the same year saw the release of the "True Blue" III on June 4. The Stealth colorway of the III was released in Septemb
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies in Europe, separating Southern from Central and Western Europe and stretching 1,200 kilometres across eight Alpine countries: France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria and Slovenia. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, at 4,810 m is the highest mountain in the Alps; the Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 metres. The altitude and size of the range affects the climate in Europe. Wildlife such as ibex live in the higher peaks to elevations of 3,400 m, plants such as Edelweiss grow in rocky areas in lower elevations as well as in higher elevations. Evidence of human habitation in the Alps goes back to the Palaeolithic era.
A mummified man, determined to be 5,000 years old, was discovered on a glacier at the Austrian–Italian border in 1991. By the 6th century BC, the Celtic La Tène culture was well established. Hannibal famously crossed the Alps with a herd of elephants, the Romans had settlements in the region. In 1800, Napoleon crossed one of the mountain passes with an army of 40,000; the 18th and 19th centuries saw an influx of naturalists and artists, in particular, the Romantics, followed by the golden age of alpinism as mountaineers began to ascend the peaks. The Alpine region has a strong cultural identity; the traditional culture of farming and woodworking still exists in Alpine villages, although the tourist industry began to grow early in the 20th century and expanded after World War II to become the dominant industry by the end of the century. The Winter Olympic Games have been hosted in the Swiss, Italian and German Alps. At present, the region has 120 million annual visitors; the English word Alps derives from the Latin Alpes.
Maurus Servius Honoratus, an ancient commentator of Virgil, says in his commentary that all high mountains are called Alpes by Celts. The term may be common to Italo-Celtic, because the Celtic languages have terms for high mountains derived from alp; this may be consistent with the theory. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Latin Alpes might derive from a pre-Indo-European word *alb "hill". Albania, a name not native to the region known as the country of Albania, has been used as a name for a number of mountainous areas across Europe. In Roman times, "Albania" was a name for the eastern Caucasus, while in the English languages "Albania" was used as a name for Scotland, although it is more derived from the Latin albus, the color white; the Latin word Alpes could come from the adjective albus. In modern languages the term alp, albe or alpe refers to a grazing pastures in the alpine regions below the glaciers, not the peaks. An alp refers to a high mountain pasture where cows are taken to be grazed during the summer months and where hay barns can be found, the term "the Alps", referring to the mountains, is a misnomer.
The term for the mountain peaks varies by nation and language: words such as Horn, Kopf, Spitze and Berg are used in German speaking regions. The Alps are a crescent shaped geographic feature of central Europe that ranges in a 800 km arc from east to west and is 200 km in width; the mean height of the mountain peaks is 2.5 km. The range stretches from the Mediterranean Sea north above the Po basin, extending through France from Grenoble, stretching eastward through mid and southern Switzerland; the range continues onward toward Vienna and east to the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. To the south it dips into northern Italy and to the north extends to the southern border of Bavaria in Germany. In areas like Chiasso and Allgäu, the demarcation between the mountain range and the flatlands are clear; the countries with the greatest alpine territory are Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The highest portion of the range is divided by the glacial trough of the Rhône valley, from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa on the southern side, the Bernese Alps on the northern.
The peaks in the easterly portion of the range, in Austria and Slovenia, are smaller than those in the central and western portions. The variances in nomenclature in the region spanned by the Alps makes classification of the mountains and subregions difficult, but a general classification is that of the Eastern Alps and Western Alps with the divide between the two occurring in eastern Switzerland according to geologist Stefan Schmid, near the Splügen Pass; the highest peaks of the Western Alps and Eastern Alps are Mont Blanc, at 4,810 m and Piz Bernina at 4,049 metres. The second-highest major
Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest, it has an area of 25,402 square kilometres and a population of 4,377,941 as of 30 November 2017. The capital of Piedmont is Turin; the name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i.e. ad pedem montium, meaning “at the foot of the mountains” attested in documents of the end of the 12th century. Other towns of Piedmont with more than 20,000 inhabitants sorted by population: Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where the Po rises, Monte Rosa, it borders with France and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Aosta Valley and for a small fragment with Emilia Romagna. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3 % mountainous, along with extensive areas of plains. Piedmont is the second largest of Italy's 20 regions, after Sicily, it is broadly coincident with the upper part of the drainage basin of the river Po, which rises from the slopes of Monviso in the west of the region and is Italy's largest river.
The Po drains the semicircle formed by the. From the highest peaks, the land slopes down to hilly areas, to the upper, to the lower great Padan Plain; the boundary between the two is characterised by resurgent springs—typical of the Padan Plain—which supply fresh water to the rivers and a dense network of irrigation canals. The countryside is diverse: from the rugged peaks of the massifs of Monte Rosa and of Gran Paradiso, to the damp rice paddies of Vercelli and Novara, from the gentle hillsides of the Langhe and of Montferrat to the plains. 7.6% of the entire territory is considered protected area. There are 56 different national or regional parks, one of the most famous is the Gran Paradiso National Park located between Piedmont and the Aosta Valley. Piedmont was inhabited in early historic times by Celtic-Ligurian tribes such as the Taurini and the Salassi, they were subdued by the Romans, who founded several colonies there including Augusta Taurinorum and Eporedia. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the region was successively invaded by the Burgundians, the Ostrogoths, East Romans and Franks.
In the 9th -- 10th centuries there were further incursions by the Saracens. At the time Piedmont, as part of the Kingdom of Italy within the Holy Roman Empire, was subdivided into several marches and counties. In 1046, Oddo of Savoy added Piedmont with a capital at Chambéry. Other areas remained independent, such as the powerful comuni of Asti and Alessandria and the marquisates of Saluzzo and Montferrat; the County of Savoy was elevated to a duchy in 1416, Duke Emanuele Filiberto moved the seat to Turin in 1563. In 1720, the Duke of Savoy became King of Sardinia, founding what evolved into the Kingdom of Sardinia and increasing Turin's importance as a European capital; the Republic of Alba was created in 1796 as a French client republic in Piedmont. A new client republic, the Piedmontese Republic, existed between 1798 and 1799 before it was reoccupied by Austrian and Russian troops. In June 1800 a third client republic, the Subalpine Republic, was established in Piedmont, it fell under full French control in 1801 and it was annexed by France in September 1802.
In the congress of Vienna, the Kingdom of Sardinia was restored, furthermore received the Republic of Genoa to strengthen it as a barrier against France. Piedmont was a springboard for Italy's unification in 1859–1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against the Austrian Empire in 1820–1821 and 1848–1849; this process is sometimes referred to as Piedmontisation. However, the efforts were countered by the efforts of rural farmers; the House of Savoy became Kings of Italy, Turin became the capital of Italy. However, when the Italian capital was moved to Florence, to Rome, the administrative and institutional importance of Piedmont was reduced and the only remaining recognition to Piedmont's historical role was that the crown prince of Italy was known as the Prince of Piedmont. After Italian unification, Piedmont was one of the most important regions in the first Italian industrialization. Lowland Piedmont is a fertile agricultural region; the main agricultural products in Piedmont are cereals, including rice, representing more than 10% of national production, grapes for wine-making and milk.
With more than 800,000 head of cattle in 2000, livestock production accounts for half of final agricultural production in Piedmont. Piedmont is one of the great winegrowing regions in Italy. More than half of its 700 square kilometres of vineyards are registered with DOC designations, it produces prestigious wines as Barolo, from the Langhe near Alba, the Moscato d'Asti as well as the sparkling Asti from the vineyards around Asti. Indigenous grape varieties include Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Freisa and Brachetto; the region contains major industrial centres, the main of, Turin, home to the FIAT automobile works. Olivetti, once a major electronics industry whose plant was in Scarmagno, near Ivrea, has now turned into a small-sc
Undergarments are items of clothing worn beneath outer clothes in direct contact with the skin, although they may comprise more than a single layer. They serve to keep outer garments from being soiled or damaged by bodily excretions, to lessen the friction of outerwear against the skin, to shape the body, to provide concealment or support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth. Special types of undergarments have religious significance; some items of clothing are designed as undergarments, while others, such as T-shirts and certain types of shorts, are appropriate both as undergarments and as outer clothing. If made of suitable material or textile, some undergarments can serve as nightwear or swimsuits, some are intended for sexual attraction or visual appeal. Undergarments are of two types, those that are worn to cover the torso and those that are worn to cover the waist and legs, although there are garments which cover both. Different styles of undergarments are worn by females and males.
Undergarments worn by females today include bras and panties, while males wear briefs, boxer briefs, or boxer shorts. Items worn by both sexes include T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, bikini underwear, G-strings. Undergarments are known by a number of terms. Underclothes and underwear are formal terms, while undergarments may be more casually called, in Australia, Reg Grundys and Reginalds, and, in the United Kingdom and unmentionables. In the United States, women's underwear may be known as delicates due to the recommended washing machine cycle or because they are put, delicate. Women's undergarments collectively are called lingerie, they are called intimate clothing and intimates. An undershirt is a piece of underwear covering the torso, while underpants and shorts cover the genitals and buttocks. Terms for specific undergarments are shown in the table below. Not wearing underpants under outer clothing is known in American slang as freeballing for men and as going commando for either sex; the act of a woman not wearing a bra is sometimes referred to as freeboobing.
Underwear is worn for a variety of reasons. They keep outer garments from being soiled by perspiration, semen, menstrual blood, feces. Women's brassieres provide support for the breasts, men's briefs serve the same function for the male genitalia. A corset may be worn as a foundation garment to alter a woman's body shape. For additional support and protection when playing sports, men wear more fitting underwear, including jockstraps and jockstraps with cup pocket and protective cup. Women may wear sports bras which provide greater support, thus increasing comfort and reducing the chance of damage to the ligaments of the chest during high-impact exercises such as jogging. In cold climates, underwear may constitute an additional layer of clothing helping to keep the wearer warm. Underwear may be used to preserve the wearer's modesty – for instance, some women wear camisoles and slips under clothes that are sheer. Conversely, some types of underwear can be worn for sexual titillation, such as edible underwear, crotchless panties and thongs.
Some items of clothing are designed as underwear, while others such as T-shirts and certain types of shorts are suitable both as underwear and as outer clothing. The suitability of underwear as outer clothing is, apart from the indoor or outdoor climate dependent on societal norms and the requirements of the law. If made of suitable material, some underwear can serve as nightwear or swimsuits. Undergarments can have religious significance: Judaism. To conform with societal dress codes, the tallit katan is worn beneath the shirt. Mormonism. Following their endowment in a temple, Mormons wear special temple garments which help them to remember the teachings of the temple. Sikhism. One of the five articles of faith worn by Sikh men and women is a certain style of underpants similar to boxer shorts and known as the kacchera. Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrians wear an undershirt called a Sedreh, fastened with a sacred girdle around the waist known as a Kushti; the loincloth is the simplest form of underwear.
In warmer climates the loincloth was the only clothing worn, as was doubtless its origin, but in colder regions the loincloth formed the basis of a person's clothing and was covered by other garments. In most ancient civilizations, this was the only undergarment available. A loincloth may take three major forms; the first, simplest, is a long strip of material, passed between the legs and around the waist. Archaeologists have found the remains of such loincloths made of leather dating back 7,000 years; the ancient Hawaiian malo was of this form. Another form is called a cache-sexe: a triangle of cloth is provided with strings or loops, which are used to fasten the triangle between the legs and over the genitals. Egyptian king Tutankhamun was found buried with numerous linen loincloths of this style. An alternate form is more skirt-like: a cloth is wrapped around the hips several times and fastened with a girdle. Men are said to have worn loincloths in ancient Greece and Rome, though it is unclear whether Greek women wore undergarments.
There is some speculation that only slaves wore lo
Sporting equipment called sporting goods, has various forms depending on the sport, but it is essential to complete the sport. The equipment ranges from balls, to nets, to protective gear like helmets. Sporting equipment can be used as protective gear or as tool used to help the athletes play the sport. Over time, sporting equipment has evolved because sports have started to require more protective gear to prevent injuries. Sporting equipment may be found in any department store; the ball is what a sport requires and revolves around. A sports ball is round, but can be in the shape of a prolate spheroid in the case of an American football or a rugby ball. Sports are named after the ball used, such as football, American football and basketball, or the ball is named after the sport. Flying discs are used for various games such as disc golf and ultimate. In many games, goal posts are at each end of the playing field, there are two vertical posts supporting a horizontal crossbar. In some games, such as football or hockey, the object is to pass the ball or puck between the posts below the crossbar, while in others, such as those based on rugby, the ball must pass over the crossbar instead.
Nets are used for tennis, football, basketball and badminton. A different type of net is used for various forms of fishing. Racquets are used for racquet sports such as tennis and badminton. Fishing rods and fishing tackle are used for fishing and sport fishing. Sticks are used for sports such as lacrosse. Bats are used for sports such as cricket. Clubs are used for golf Wickets and balls are used in cricket, bases are used in baseball. Footwear for sports includes: Boards for surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding Skates for sports like roller skating and ice skating Skis for skiing and water skiing Football boots Cricket spikes Golf shoes Track spikes Prosthetics like the Cheetah Flex-Foot running blade Running shoes Walking shoes Flat pedal shoes and clipless shoes for mountain biking Protective equipment is worn for sports including motor sport and contact sports, such as ice hockey and American football or sports where there is a danger of injury through collision of players or other objects.
Protective equipment includes: Football helmet Jock strap Mouthguards Shin pads Ski suits Elbow pads Shoulder pads Bicycle helmet Sports gloves Examples for training equipment include swiss balls, chin-up bars, equipment for the gym. Protective equipment such as weight lifting belts and bench shirts for weight training and powerlifting. Vehicles are used as equipment for some sports, including motor sport, aeronautics and hot air ballooning. Small vehicles with flatbeds are used to carry injured athletes off the field, most in American football. Many sports have developed their sporting equipment over time. For instance, the use of a football dates back to ancient China, between 225 BC and 220 AD; as football remains the most popular sport in the 21st century, the material of the ball has changed over the centuries. As the sporting equipment industry improves, so does the athletes performance; this is due to the fact that the equipment is more efficient and stronger it forming a bio-mechanical system, interacting with the athlete.
Since the massive adoption of wearable, new sport equipment tend to be electronics and connected to deliver data performances. Equipment Equipment manager Outdoor gym Protective equipment Chin-up bar Media related to Sports equipment at Wikimedia Commons
Le Coq Sportif
Le Coq Sportif is a French producer of athletic shoes and sporting accessories. Founded in 1882 by Émile Camuset and located in Entzheim, the company first issued items branded with its now-famous rooster trademark in 1948; the company's name and trademark are derived from a national symbol of France. The company has sponsorship deals with several football clubs, most notably European clubs Saint-Étienne and Fiorentina. In addition, the company sponsors the Quick Team Milram cycling teams. Le coq sportif supplied kits to the Tottenham Hotspur team that won the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982, Aston Villa 1982 team that won the European Cup, Sunderland, Sheffield United and Everton and AFC Ajax of Amsterdam of the mid-1980s; the company sponsored Brazilian club Sport Club Internacional in 1982. The club won the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou in Barcelona while using Le Coq uniforms. Internacional won the 1982 Gaúcho Championship wearing Le Coq. South Korean golfer Yang Yong-eun wore a Le Coq Sportif shirt on the last day of the PGA Championship in 2009, which he won.
Le Coq Sportif is famous in Japan and Korea and hired local designers to complete and adapt the global collection for local market. They signed some partnerships to release special models. Le Coq Sportif in Japan associated with Sou to create handmade tabi, they released a line of shoes with designer Kamishima Chinami. For Le Coq Sportif Korea, the partnership was made with the car manufacturer Peugeot to create a shoe named the "Peugeot 207cc." The shoes were recalled in 2009 for a product fault, when the fabric was exposed to water the shoe's stitching would come apart. This in turn lost Le Coq Sportif millions in revenue. In 2012, Le Coq Sportif returned to professional cycling, manufactured the jerseys for the Tour de France under a new five-year contract with Amaury Sport Organisation. Le Coq Sportif started supplying the Tour de France in 1951. Le Coq Sportif is the official uniform supplier of the following teams/players: Changwon LG Sakers Lennox Lewis Tour de France Renault F1 Team Richard Gasquet Chung Hyeon Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Atlético Mineiro Quimbaya Brasil Saint-Étienne ESTAC Troyes Fiorentina AS Velasca FC Seoul Homenmen Beirut Racing 92 France Official website