Saturday, March 9, 2013
Barbie: A sports star like no other
You'd be hard-pressed to find a woman with more sports accomplishments than Barbie.
Happy Birthday, Barbie! The Mattel doll made her debut on March 9, 1959, but it wasn’t until later that she unveiled her versatile athletic abilities. Clearly, Barbie is one of the most accomplished female athletes in America. She joined the WNBA, played in the Women's World Cup, coached gymnastics, took to the slopes on a board and skis, skated in Ice Capades and competed in the Olympics in swimming, all since 1975. In recent years, Mattel has developed with the times, putting Barbie behind the wheel of a styling NASCAR ride, in a bowling alley and in MLB dugouts.