Euro-2012 logotype presented as important event. Photo14.12.2009
Euro-2012 logotype presented as important event. Photo
A solemn presentation of the official logotype of the European Football Championship in 2012 has been held today in Kyiv on Mykhaylivska Square.
The model of a football field was installed at the foot of the Mikhailivsky Cathedral, which contains a composition, representing a flower stem with three branches. The football match is depicted around the central flower. The right flower is red and white (the colors of the flag of Poland), the left one is a yellow and blue (the colors of the flag of Ukraine).
About a thousand of Kyivers have gathered at the Kyiv Mykhaylivska Square, welcoming the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko, the head of UEFA Michel Platini and the president of the Football Federation of Ukraine Hryhory Surkis.
The slogan "We are making history together" was represented also.
Football player Andriy Shevchenko, the Minister of Family, Youth and Sports Yuri Pavlenko, Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky, representatives of the Polish Football Association attended the presentation also.
Balloons of red, white, yellow, and blue color, symbolizing the Polish and Ukrainian flags were launched in the sky during the opening of the symbolEuro-2012, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
After the presentation of the logo Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was sure in the success of Ukraine's European football championship in 2012. "I am happy that Ukraine, despite all the domestic, financial and political problems, was able to show high results of our training facilities to the Euro over the past year and a half. I want to wish a beautiful championship and, of course, historical victories", - said the head of the government.
Speaking with reporters, President Victor Yushchenko thanked all involved in the preparations for the championship for the work and congratulated Ukrainians with the decision of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The President of the Football Federation of Ukraine Hryhoriy Surkis noted that the representation of the symbol and slogan of Euro 2012 in the center of Kyiv would be "a remarkable milestone in preparing not only for the European Football Championships, but also for the large-scale presentation of original culturological palette of the cradle of Slavic civilization." On behalf of millions of Ukrainian fans, he thanked the European football functionaries and UEFA president Michel Platini.