Anima Sana in Corpore Sano - "ASICS"
ASICS Ltd. was founded as Onitsuka Co. in 1949.
A couple of years later, 1977 the Japanese manufacturer of athletic footwear changed his name into “ASICS”, an acronym of “anima sana in corpore sano”.
ASICS – Anima sana in corpore sano
Anima sana in corpore sano:
A healthy mind in a healthy body (Latin proverb)
This is a variation of a quote of Juvenal:
“Mens sana in corpore sano” (A healthy mind in a healthy body)
Sport in ancient times:
In ancient Greece at public games (including Olympic games), athletes were γυμνοί (“gymnoi”, naked) in several sport disciplines.
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