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Nike Unveils Li Na Building In Shanghai

Nike has unveiled its new Greater China headquarters in Shanghai, and in those headquarters is a brand new building bearing the name of Li Na. See all the pics here!

Published July 25, 2014 12:15

Nike Unveils Li Na Building In Shanghai
Li Na

SHANGHAI, China - Nike unveiled its new headquarters in Shanghai on Friday, and in those headquarters is a brand new building bearing the name of one of China's greatest sports icons - Li Na.

The naming of a building after one of its athletes is one of Nike's longstanding traditions. Buildings on the campus of Nike's global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon have been named after some of the best athletes in history, including Michael Jordan and tennis greats John McEnroe and Pete Sampras.

The new Nike Greater China campus is located in Yangpu District in Shanghai, and it covers an area of more than 55,000 square meters, including the nine-story office building bearing Li's name, a full-size soccer field and an indoor basketball court, as well as a series of state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

"It brings me so much happiness to have my name appear on a Nike building, on the headquarters of Nike Greater China, no less," Li commented. "Nike has been with me through all of my tennis career and seeing my name on the building is one of the biggest honors I've received in my life. Nike has always respected and honored its athletes, so it's not just my name that's up there on the building, it stands for all outstanding Chinese athletes that Nike represents. I've cherished my friendship with Nike over the years and this incredible honor is yet another step in our longstanding partnership."

Li, currently No.2 on the WTA Rankings and No.3 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, will get her summer hardcourt campaign underway at the Premier-level Rogers Cup in just over a week.

Li Na

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