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ASICS(R) DIGS INTO INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL WITH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES SPONSORSHIP

 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadening its international scope within the volleyball category, ASICS TIGER Corp. has agreed to become the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the 1993 World University Games. As a sponsor of the World University Games, which will be held July 8-18, 1993, in Buffalo, NY, ASICS will outfit all World University Games volleyball staff members with ASICS athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories.
 This is the first time in the 70-year history of the World University games that the competition will be held in the United States. The event will encompass 17 venues in Buffalo, western New York, and southern Ontario. Next to the Summer Olympics, held every four years, the World University Games is the second largest international athletic event in the world. More than 5,000 athletes, and 2,000 officials from more than 100 countries, will compete in the World University Games, which is considered by many to be the top international amateur athletic competition. In addition, more than 12,000 volunteers from the Buffalo area have signed up to assist with the event.
 "Sponsorship of the World University Games will allow ASICS the opportunity to continue its role as a technical leader within the volleyball arena, as well as promote the sport on a global level," says Barbara Boskovich, ASICS volleyball promotions representative.
 As part of its sponsorship of the World University Games, ASICS will bring to the event the 1992 MVP of the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, Bryan Ivie. Ivie, recently signed by ASICS to an exclusive two-year endorsement contract, has to his credit career highlights that include being named a Volleyball All-American by the NCAA in 1988 through 1991, as well as leading the NCAA in kills and blocks.
 The games are open to athletes worldwide between the ages of 17 and 28, who are attending a post-secondary school or who have been out of school for only one year prior to the games. Olympic-style competition is held in 12 sports, including diving, gymnastics, baseball, volleyball, track and field, fencing, tennis, swimming, basketball, rowing, water polo and soccer. The games also include the world's largest international competitions in both basketball and volleyball.
 ASICS TIGER Corp., with more than 40 years of sporting goods manufacturing experience, offers a full line of performance-driven footwear, sports apparel, accessories and sunglasses. ASICS' footwear line includes high-quality, technologically advanced athletic footwear for running, cross-training, racing, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball/softball, walking, run/walk, gymnastics, youth, pre-school, and infant. ASICS also offers a progressive, high-performance ski apparel line featuring advanced fabrics and styling. ASICS products are available at many specialty retailers and chain stores throughout the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Larsen of ASICS Public Relations, 714-962-7654 ext. 632/


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