Olympiacos

With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics. Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports.

With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. 28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120.

In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten.


A Bit of History

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles.

Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class.

Football Club

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate.

Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki).

From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece.

In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59.

It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”.

In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat.

Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102).

Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97.

The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999.

In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned.

Therefore Olympiacos appointed Trond Sollied.
As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Their arch-rival Panathinaikos is 12 back after a 3-2 loss to Olympiacos at the home of the Greek leaders.


Current Roster:

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Historic Players

Football Club Honours

source: Hellenic Football Federation http://www.epo.gr

Olympiacos Basketball Club

Olympiacos won the first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. It would also add seven Greek Cup titles to its trophy case, but it was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. Head coach Ioannis Ioannidis led Olympiacos to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996, and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiacos played with archrivalsPanathinaikos and won both games.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, when it was the most successful year in the history of Olympiacos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104).

Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. In 2004-05, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiacos. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series. But if there is one truth about great, historic teams, they never stay down for long. No one should forget that within the last decade, the Reds knew exactly what it took to win it all. Returning to the very elite of European basketball is the goal in 2005-06 for Olympiacos, a proud club coming off one of its most difficult seasons in recent years. Its rich history, including a Euroleague title in 1997, will help guide Olympiacos as it tries to overcome a 2004-05 season that was full of roster changes and inconsistency.

To conclude with we must say that Olympiacos B.C. has been voted as the Best Team of the 90s in Europe by FIBA


Basketball Club Honours

source: Hellenic Basketball Federation http://www.basket.gr

Current Roster

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Olympiacos Volleyball Club

source: Hellenic Volleyball Federation http://www.volleyball.gr

Olympiacos Water Polo Club

The greatest moment in the club's history was its victory in the 2002 European Champions Cup, after beating Honved in the final. Olympiacos had also played in the final of the previous year, as well as two European Cup finals in the late 90's. In 2002, Olympiacos also won the European Super Cup, after beating in the final the European Cup-Winner.

Swimming Department

Sailing Department

Dragon: 1970, 1971, 1972
Laser: 1976
Finn: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Solling: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993
Star: 1986, 1987, 1995

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997 except "Finn"

Table Tennis Department

Men Single: 12
Women Single: 35
Men Double: 10
Women Double: 16
Team Men: 3
Team Women: 12
Men-Women Double: 17

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

Diving Department

Men Trampolin 1m: 1991, 1992
Men Trampolin 3m: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1992
Men: 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992
Women Trampolin 3m: 1992, 1993, 1996
Women: 1993, 1997

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

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. M/C - "Mint and complete." An outfit in perfect, just-out-of-the box condition with all pieces and accessories included. information not available yet
. A/O - "All original." Indicates that a doll is exactly as it was when it was originally left the factory, with no restoration work having been done to it.
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. Vintage - Dolls produced through 1972 are generally considered to be "vintage.". source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997. Many variations of this original design have been used.

Men Trampolin 1m: 1991, 1992
Men Trampolin 3m: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1992
Men: 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992
Women Trampolin 3m: 1992, 1993, 1996
Women: 1993, 1997
. A waist with a rotational joint, originally introduced in 1967, copyrighted in 1966. source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997. TNT - "Twist 'N Turn" Waist. Men Single: 12
Women Single: 35
Men Double: 10
Women Double: 16
Team Men: 3
Team Women: 12
Men-Women Double: 17
. Timeless Treasures™ - A Collector Edition line featuring celebrity and character dolls. source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997 except "Finn". The major categories are denoted by numbers:.

Dragon: 1970, 1971, 1972
Laser: 1976
Finn: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Solling: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993
Star: 1986, 1987, 1995
. Early Barbie dolls are organized into five major groups based on various physical characterstics that can be used to determine when a particular doll was manufactured. In 2002, Olympiacos also won the European Super Cup, after beating in the final the European Cup-Winner. Dolls with this hairstyle are referred to by collectors as the "ponytail" dolls. Olympiacos had also played in the final of the previous year, as well as two European Cup finals in the late 90's. Ponytail - Barbie's first hairstyle consisted of a top-knot ponytail with tightly-curled bangs. The greatest moment in the club's history was its victory in the 2002 European Champions Cup, after beating Honved in the final. Denotes a doll that is still dressed in the swimsuit it originally came in.

source: Hellenic Volleyball Federation http://www.volleyball.gr. OSS - Stands for "original swimsuit". Center
. These dolls generally feature higher-quality materials and construction than non-limited dolls. Power Forward
. Limited Edition - Collector Edition dolls produced in limited quantities worldwide, which are often available only from specific retailers. Small Forward
. Customized - Dolls designed exclusively for specific retail stores are referred to as "customized".

Shooting Guard
. Collector Edition dolls usually come in showcase packaging, with a stand and a certificate of authenticity. Point Guard
. Collector Edition - Dolls designed specifically for collectors aged 14 and over. source: Hellenic Basketball Federation http://www.basket.gr. Though not feature length, they are fairly abundant in plot.
. In recent years, she has taken the computer animated movie industry by storm, guest appearing in Toy Story 2, and later her own direct-to-video movies, Barbie in the Nutcracker, Barbie as Rapunzel, Barbie of Swan Lake, Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, Barbie:Fairytopia, and Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus, all of which were accompanied by small product lines, including dolls.

has been voted as the Best Team of the 90s in Europe by FIBA
. By the late-1990s, Mattel had moved to featuring her in interactive 3D video games for both gaming consoles and personal computers. To conclude with we must say that Olympiacos B.C. In the late 1980s, Barbie had two videos, Barbie and the Rockers and Barbie and the Sensations. Its rich history, including a Euroleague title in 1997, will help guide Olympiacos as it tries to overcome a 2004-05 season that was full of roster changes and inconsistency. This new series showcased Barbie's adventurous exploits. Returning to the very elite of European basketball is the goal in 2005-06 for Olympiacos, a proud club coming off one of its most difficult seasons in recent years. In the mid-1990s, a new line of novels about Barbie appeared.

No one should forget that within the last decade, the Reds knew exactly what it took to win it all. Books about Barbie first emerged in the 1960s. But if there is one truth about great, historic teams, they never stay down for long. [9]. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series. While the original Barbie sold for $3.00 in 1959, a mint boxed Barbie from 1959 sold for $3552.50 on eBay in October 2004. In 2004-05, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiacos. Forty-five-percent of them spend upwards of $1000 a year.

A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. Ninety-percent are women, at an average age of 40, purchasing more than 20 Barbie dolls each year. Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. Mattel estimates that there are well over 100,000 avid Barbie collectors. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104). See also Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. A commercial by automobile company Nissan featured dolls similar to Barbie and Ken driving in a toy car was the subject of another lawsuit on September 18, 1997 [8].

The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. However, it was dismissed by the court as parody on May 15, 1998. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). Mattel used this as grounds for a trademark infringement and defamation lawsuit filed on September 11, 1997. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. It contained lyrics such as "You can brush my hair/Undress me everywhere" and used graphics similar to the pink Barbie logo. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. The European pop-dance group Aqua released a song called "Barbie Girl" in 1997.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, when it was the most successful year in the history of Olympiacos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. Many artists have referred to Barbie and her accompanying products, either as homage or as parody. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiacos played with archrivalsPanathinaikos and won both games. [7]. Head coach Ioannis Ioannidis led Olympiacos to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996, and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. She also ran for President after breaking up with Ken. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. These include astronaut, gymnast, rapper and soldier models.

It would also add seven Greek Cup titles to its trophy case, but it was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. To counter accusations of gender stereotyping, career Barbies have been released. Olympiacos won the first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. As of 2005 there are also a "Kelly: Dolls of the World" where Barbies "little sister" and two friends represent different European countries. source: Hellenic Football Federation http://www.epo.gr. In 2001 The Princess Collection" was issued for instance with dolls named Princess of India, Princess of the Navajo, Princess of the Vikings.
. The European countries are highly over-represented but there are also Peruvian, Kenyan, Chinese, Arctic, Japanese and Australian Barbies.


. The dolls are dressed in more or less traditional clothes, each representing a nation. Their arch-rival Panathinaikos is 12 back after a 3-2 loss to Olympiacos at the home of the Greek leaders. Mattel also released an international collection, the Dolls Of The World, in 1980, with Barbies from different parts of the world. Therefore Olympiacos appointed Trond Sollied.
As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Most commonly the Hispanic Teresa and African-American Christie appear as Barbie's "ethno-friend" alongside Skipper and occasionally red-head Midge, who has been around since the sixties. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned. Still, these Barbies are exact replicas of the original Barbie, with no individualism other than skin, hair, and eye color.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. Barbies of different nationalities have also been created, including African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Barbies. In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second. One of the most publicized responses happened around the turn of the century, as Barbie's waist widened to more natural proportions. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999. [6]. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. Dr Agnes Nairn said: "When we asked groups of junior school children about Barbie, the doll provoked rejection, hatred and violence." Dr Nairn went on to suggest that older girls rejected Barbie dolls because they were seen as an unwelcome reminder of their childhood.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. In December 2005 research published by psychologists at Bath University in England suggested that girls often mutilate their Barbie dolls in a variety of ways, including decapitation and placing the doll in a microwave oven. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team. [5]. The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. These dolls are not produced or endorsed by Mattel but are similar in appearance and are dressed in traditional Islamic costumes such as a full length dress and headscarf. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97. Opposition to Barbie dolls in the Middle East has led to the sale of a Barbie-like doll called Fulla.

Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. This resulted in the new modified Barbie saying, "Eat lead, Cobra!" and "Dead men tell no lies." [4]. In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. A group of parents, feminists and other activists known as the Barbie Liberation Organization bought hundreds of Barbies and GI Joe dolls, and switched their voice circuitry. Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. One of these 270 phrases was "Math is tough!" Although only about 1.5% of all the dolls sold said the phrase, it caused public outcry over Barbie's representation of women, and the infamous phrase quickly became a common pop culture reference. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102). It spoke a number of phrases such as, "Will we ever have enough clothes?" "I love shopping!" and, "Wanna have a pizza party?" Each doll was programmed to say four out of 270 possible phrases, so chances were good that no two dolls owned by a girl or her friends would be exactly the same.

He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. This culminated in 1992 when Mattel released "Teen Talk Barbie", a talking version of the doll. Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. Her accessories reflect a lifestyle that is unobtainable for most of the girls who play with her. In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat. The enormous range of available accessories relating to clothes, hair, make-up, parties and looking pretty give rise to the accusation that Barbie encourages young girls to focus on shallow trivia. It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”. Barbie's defenders say that her exaggerated proportions are necessary for her to look natural when wearing clothing.

In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59. She would wear size 3 children's shoes, far too small to support her top-heavy frame with size-39 breasts. In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. Barbie would be unable to stand on her feet. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece. These rings crush the collar bone over time to give the appearance of an elongated neck. From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. Long necks are valued in many societies; for example, the Burmese sometimes practice neck enlongation body modification by using neck rings.

The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki). 1995 Nov;18(3):295-8) to match Barbie's proportions. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. (Int J Eat Disord. Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. According to research the by Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, a healthy woman would have to have her neck elongated by 3.2 in. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate. [3].

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. According to research by the University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, she would lack the requisite 17 to 22 percent of body fat required to menstruate. Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class. If scaled into real life proportions, she would be 5 feet, 9 inches, (1.75 m) measuring 36-18-33. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles. Barbie's height and exaggerated hourglass figure drew criticism from parents and anorexia nervosa groups. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. The first African-American Barbie, "Black Barbie," appeared thirteen years later.

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. The first of Barbie's black friends, "Colored Francie," debuted in 1967, but racial tensions quickly caused this doll to be discontinued. . See bimbo.
. "Barbie" is sometimes used as a derogatory slang term for a person, particularly a girl or woman, who is stupid. In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten. In addition, Saudi authorities determined Barbie to be a Jewish doll, as her creator was of Jewish descent.

28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120. The Middle Eastern country of Saudi Arabia outlawed the sale of Barbie dolls on September 10, 2003 for not conforming to the ideals of Islam. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. The criticisms leveled at her are often based around the idea of children considering Barbie a role model and attempting to emulate her. Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Her popularity ensures that her effect on the play of Western children attracts a high degree of scrutiny. With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. Barbie is often looked upon as an icon of Western childhood.

Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports. Among them are Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Bob Mackie, Nicole Miller, Christian Dior, Escada, Anne Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donatella Versace, Bill Blass and Paul Frank. Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics.
Many designers have been given the opportunity to design clothing for Barbie. With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. Many groups say that young girls may set the doll as their model, leading to issues with body image and gender role insercurities later in life. 7 Championships. However, recently Barbie's presence in in the life of an American girl has been said to be a negative influence.

11 Championships. Here are some of them:. 16 Championships. She has taken up many occupations over the years. 1 Championship [1971]. Barbie has often been used to promote gender equality as an example that women can "be anything". 25 Championships
. According to a Mattel press release:.

105 Titles
. On August 12, 2004, Barbie announced she was running for the presidency of the United States, as a member of the Party of Girls. 34 Greek championships (Men)
. Mattel admits that much of the Ken narrative has been shaped by feedback from fans submitted to the Barbie website.[2]. 47 Greek championships - 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. His new look includes a more rugged jaw-line, softer mouth, and a more defined nose, with a wardrobe by celebrity stylist Phillip Broch which includes cargo pants, motorcycle jackets, and fitted suits with peak lapels. 1 European Super Cup 2002. Since the break-up, he has traveled the world with stops in Europe and the Middle East, dabbled in Buddhism and learned to cook.

1 European Champions League 2002. On February 8, 2006, almost two years after the break-up and co-inciding with the opening of the American International Toy Fair, Mattel announced Ken has resurfaced and has caught Barbie's interest again. 1 Treple 2002. [1]. 6 Doubles 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. He is available in the "Cali Guy" range that accompanies the "Cali Girl" range of Barbie dolls that show Barbie with suntanned skin. 8 Cups 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. For a time, Barbie's new beau was Blaine, a surfer from Sydney, Australia who has just moved to California.

19 Championships 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. A Mattel press release ended saying "Although their future is yet to be set in "cement," one thing is for certain - Barbie and Ken will always remain the best of friends.". 2 European Cups: 1996, 2005. And now they feel it's time to spend some quality time – apart.". 10 Doubles: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001. "In fact, they just finished wrapping their fourth movie together, 'Barbie™ as The Princess and the Pauper,' which debuts this fall. 12 Cups: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001. "Barbie and Ken have always been an extraordinary couple with so much on- and off-screen chemistry" said the pair's business manager, Russell Arons, Vice President Marketing, Mattel.

22 Championships: 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003. On February 12, 2004, just days before Valentine's, Mattel spokespeople announced the split of Barbie and Ken after 43 years of dating. Sofoklis SCHORTSANITIS.
. 15. She also has a pilot's license, and operates commercial airliners, when not serving as a stewardess. Lazaros AGADAKOS. Barbie has used her driver's license to the fullest, with pink convertibles, trailers and more.

14. Barbie has thirty-eight recorded pets, including cats and dogs, horses, a panda, a lion cub, and a zebra. Eurelijus ZUKAUSKAS. Barbie has been said to attend Willows High School in Willows, Wisconsin and Manhattan International High School in New York City (based on the real-life Stuyvesant High School). 11. Other longstanding friends in Barbie's ethnically diverse social circle include Hispanic Teresa, African-American Christie and Steven (Christie's boyfriend), and the ethnically-ambiguous Kayla. Andrija ZIZIC. Barbie has dated Ken since 1961, and after a long estrangement was reunited with her best friend Midge in the early nineties.

20. Additions to the family tree include Skipper (debut 1964), twins Tutti and Todd (1966), Stacie (1992), Kelly (1995), and baby Krissy (1999). Martin RANCIK. She has been given the fuller name Barbara Millicent Roberts, and a family and friends have been manufactured for her, starting with her beau Ken. 07. Barbie's fictional biography has developed as her sales continued. George PRINTEZIS. Mattel has claimed that approximately three Barbie dolls are sold every second.

16. The Barbie doll is a $1.9 billion dollar a year industry. Panayiotis VASILOPOULOS. Mattel has adjusted Barbie's proportions in recent years as an answer to current fashion trends, but the present Barbie doll body is still uncharacteristic of most women. 13. Mattel asserts that Barbie's exaggerated proportions are necessary to allow clothes to fit properly on such a small scale, but many have suggested that Barbie's unrealistic proportions may contribute to self-esteem and body image problems in young girls. Nikos BARLOS. However, Barbie's exaggerated proportions have always been a point of contention for her detractors.

12. Ruth Handler stated that she felt it was "important to a little girl's self-esteem to play with a doll that [had] breasts", believing it would allow them role-play and imagine their future lives as adult women. Quincy LEWIS. Barbie's wardrobe was designed by esteemed Mattel fashion designer Charlotte Johnson, whose inspiration came from the fashion runways of Paris. 08. The doll was marketed as a "Teen-age Fashion Model", so many fashions were available for her as well. Dimitris KALAITZIDIS. In succeeding years, Barbie dolls were made available with other hair styles and colors.

31. The dolls were available either as blonds or brunettes. Renaldas SEIBUTIS. The first Barbie doll wore a black-and-white "zebra-striped" swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail with tightly-curled bangs. 10. (This date is also used as Barbie's official "birthday".). Nikos CHATZIS. The doll made its debut at the New York International American Toy Fair on March 9, 1959.

09. A new sculpt was designed (with help from engineer Jack Ryan), the concept was revamped, and the doll was given a new name: Barbie, after Handler's daughter, Barbara. Christos CHARISIS. At some point, Mattel acquired the rights to the Lilli doll. 32. The doll was so popular, she was even exported to other countries, including the United States. Nikos ARGYROPOULOS. Although the doll was initially marketed to adult men in bars and tobacco shops, it eventually became popular with children, who enjoyed dressing her up in outfits that were available separately.

06. The Lilli doll was first sold in Germany in 1955. Manolis PAPAMAKARIOS. Lilli was a fashionable "society girl" who knew what she wanted and wasn't above using men to get it. 05. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a newspaper comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for die Bild-Zeitung. Tyus EDNEY. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel.

04. The adult-figured Lilli doll was exactly what Handler had had in mind, so she purchased three of them. 4 Doubles 1976, 1978, 1994, 1997. However, during a trip to Germany with her daughter, Handler discovered a German doll named Lilli in a shop window. 1 Treple 1997. Mattel's directors told her that it would be impossible to create such a doll. 1 Euroleague 1997. Realizing that there was a hole in the marketplace, Handler suggested the idea of a three-dimensional adult-bodied doll to her husband, Elliot Handler, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company, but the idea was scoffed at.

7 Cups 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002. At that time, most three-dimensional dolls were made to look like babies or small children; however, Barbara preferred playing with paper dolls that looked like adults. 9 Championships 1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 995, 1996, 1997. In the 1950s Ruth Handler, "creator" of the Barbie doll, noticed that her daughter, Barbara, preferred to play with dolls that resembled adults rather than babies. 1 Balkan Cup 1963. . 3 Super Cups 1980*, 1987, 1992. Barbie and her accessories are manufactured to approximately 1/6th scale.

11 Doubles 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1999, 2005. Totally Hair Barbie featured extra-long hair, which reached from her head down to her toes. 21 Cups 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005. The highest-selling Barbie doll in Mattel's history, Totally Hair Barbie (known as "Ultra Hair Barbie" outside the US), was released in 1992. 33 Championships 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. The doll is produced by Mattel, inc. Y: Ilias Yfantis. Barbie, the world's most famous and best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959.

T: Savvas Theodoridis, Yves Triantafyllos, Giotis Tsalouchidis, Nikos Tsiantakis. The most popular Barbie joke is as follows: A man goes into a shop to buy a Barbie doll for his daughter, looks at the various models on display and asks the shop assistant in a puzzled way: "Why is Divorced Barbie so much more expensive than the other dolls?" "That's easy, sir" replies the shop assistant, "Divorced Barbie comes with Ken's car, Ken's house, Ken's furniture...". S: George Sideris. Barbie appears briefly in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2 as Tour Guide Barbie and Barbie on Backpack. R: Ilias Rossidis (played in the mid-20th century). [15]. P: Oleg Protasov. In December 1999 a 46-year old man from Taiwan named Chang Hsi-hsum "married" a Barbie doll in a ceremony at his local Buddhist temple, in the belief that it housed the spirit of his former wife Tsai who had killed herself twenty years previously.

M: Tasos Mitropoulos, Andreas Mouratis. Barbie's measurements, if she were life size, are 39-23-33. L: Houlio Losanta. Several years ago, it was estimated that if every Barbie ever sold were laid end to end, the dolls would circle the world seven times. K: Christos Kaltsas, Vassilis Karapialis, Kyriakos Karataidis, Christian Karembeu. Barbie doll has lots of famous friends; Mattel has produced many celebrity dolls throughout the years. G: Stelios Giannakopoulos, Nikos Gioutsos, Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Sinica Gogic, Achilleas Grammatikopoulos (played in the 1940s). In The Simpsons, there is a parody of Barbie called Malibu Stacy.

D: Georgios Delikaris, Lajos Détári. When this gene is absent, the flies form without external genitalia. B: Thanasis Bebis, Vassilis Botinos. There is a gene in the Drosophila fruit-fly called the "ken and barbie" gene (abbreviated ken). A: Nikos Anastopoulos, Andrianopoulos Brothers(5), Romain Argyroudis (played in the 1970s). In Sweden, more Barbie dolls have been sold than the country's current population. Trond Sollied. See full list of Barbie's careers.

Alexandre Joaquim D'Akol (on Loan to Kerkira FC). Tourist at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

    . ??. McDonald's employee. Haruna Babangida. Firefighter. 40. Rock star - Barbie has fronted several bands, including Barbie and the Rockers and Beyond Pink.

    Michalis Konstantinou. Politician - Barbie ran for President of the United States in 1992, 2000 and again in 2004. 23. Model - Barbie was originally marketed as a "teen-age fashion model". Dani (Daniel Garcia Lara). Fashion designer. 20. Astronaut - An astronaut suit was sold for Barbie around the same time the first woman, Valentina Tereshkova, entered space.

    Ioannis Okkas. Doctor, dentist, nurse, and veterinarian. 09. Paleontologist. Marco Ne (from 01.07.06). Olympic athlete (several dolls, including a gymnast and a figure skater). ??. List of Barbie's friends and family.

    Kostas Mendrinos (on Loan to Ionikos FC). ??. Charilaos Pappas (on Loan to Apollon Kalamarias FC). ??.

    Nick Salapatas. ??. Anastasios Kyriakos. 77.

    Giannoulis Fakinos. 36. Zhora Hovhannisyan. 27.

    Erol Bulut. 22. Grigorios Georgatos. 21.

    Ioannis Taralidis. 17. Yaya Touré. 15.

    Predrag Djorjevic. 11. Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira. 10.

    Miloš Marić. 08. Nery Alberto Castillo. 07.

    Ieroklis Stoltidis. 06. Pantelis Kafes. 01.

    Michal Zewlakow (from 01.07.06). ??. Christos Lisgaras (on Loan to Panachaiki FC). ??.

    Giorgos Anatolakis. 32. Anastasios Pantos. 30.

    Spyros Vallas. 25. Thanasis Kostoulas. 19.

    Dimitrios Mavrogenidis. 14. Gabriel Francisco Peralta Schürrer. 12.

    Michalis Kapsis. 05. Stelios Ventetidis. 03.

    Christos Patsatzoglou. 02. Panagopoulos. ??.

    Giannis Siderakis. 87. Antonios Nikopolidis. 71.

    Kleopas Giannou. 34. Erwin Lemmens. 33.

    Theodoros Ntougeroglou. 29.

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