04.04.2012 – At the Home of FIFA, adidas unveiled an Official Match Ball display, showcasing the various FIFA World Cup™ balls produced and used throughout its history. The glass casing contains 14 official Match Balls, all of which were created by adidas for the FIFA World Cup as well as the 2004 FIFA Centennial Ball. Meanwhile, the case shows two official Match Balls to represent the ones used at Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010, editions of the world finals where two different balls were created for the tournament and Final itself. (source: www.fifa.com)
Nov 11, 2011. F-MARC visits ADIDAS headquarters in Herzogenaurach.
Adidas was founded in 1948 by Adolf “Adi” Dassler, following the split of Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik between him and his older brother Rudolf. Rudolf later established Puma, which was the early rival of Adidas. Registered in 1949, Adidas is currently based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, along with Puma.
The acronym All Day I Dream About Sport, although sometimes considered the origin of the adidas name, was applied retroactively, which makes it a backronym. The name is actually a portmanteau formed from “Adi” (a nickname for Adolf) and “Das” (from “Dassler”).