PUMA News Archive

June 2010

  • Bolt withdraws from NY event

    Bolt withdraws from NY event

    June 01, 2010
    Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the June 12 Diamond League meeting in New York City because of an Achilles tendon issue, organizers said Monday.

May 2010

  • Living Legends United

    Living Legends United

    May 29, 2010

    The mood was wonderful behind the stadium, as the players from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon got together before the big Unity Game.

    They might be rivals in two weeks,  but none of that could be seen when they got together and goofed around like kids.

  • Les Elephants Wind It Up With Nicknames

    Les Elephants Wind It Up With Nicknames

    May 28, 2010

    We asked Gervinho why he changed his name from Gervais Yao Kouassi to 'Gervinho'?

    "When you get in the football squad at ASEC Abidjan they give you a nickname," he explained. "Because we have a Brazilian coach, we're given Brazilian names. So, everyone in this current squad has a nickname: mine is Gervinho, his [pointing to his interpreting team-mate] is Kalouno. It's basically a variation of your name. My full name is Gervais Yao Kouassi, so the Gervinho comes from Gervais. For me, since then the name just stuck!"

  • PUMA Launches New Stores Website

    May 28, 2010

    With the launch of the new PUMA Stores website, you can now find out what is happening at your local PUMA Store, or anywhere else in the world.

  • Bolt sets Ostrava meet record in 30.97 for the 300m

    Bolt sets Ostrava meet record in 30.97 for the 300m

    May 28, 2010
    Bolt's appearance at the IAAF World Challenge in Ostrava, running the 300m hot on the heels of his 19.76 200m outing in Shanghai, was hyped as an assault on the World best of 30.85 set by Michael Johnson at altitude in Pretoria a decade ago.
  • Germans Lead the Hardchorus

    May 27, 2010

    Here is the Hardchorus leader board as it currently stands: The Germans have surpassed the French and lead with 8,785 votes! 

  • Les Unknown Nicknames of Les Lions Indomptables

    Les Unknown Nicknames of Les Lions Indomptables

    May 27, 2010

    We all know that Cameroon is commonly referred to as les Lions Indomptables (the Indomitable Lions). Whether a reference to their proud country's history, the bold attitude of the people or simply the great relationship between the players, is still unidentified.

  • John Super Mario Mensah Cart

    May 27, 2010

    After spending some time with the Ghanaian team two things become obvious.

    But before we announce the results of this grueling battle, a test of skills and mind, it's important to remember that winning isn't everything.

  • Night of Epic Proportions

    Night of Epic Proportions

    May 27, 2010

    We flew with a small delegation from the Lions to Paris today on a private jet. It was nice to travel with the guys as people, not "just" football players. The plane ride was fun; we have never seen grown men eat so much chocolate! We have a feeling the flight attendant was expecting that, as she was very well prepared.