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Euro 2012 Logo Unveiled in Kiev

7. January 2010 by Gregg 0 Comments

Amidst doubts and worries from many, the UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Tournament logo was unveiled in Mykhailivska Square in downtown Kiev last month. This comes on the heels of the official announcement that four Ukrainian cities - Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev and Lviv would host the games, along with four cities in co-host Poland, and that the final game would be held in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city.


Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, UEFA President Michel Platini, and President of the Ukrainian Football Federation Hryhoriy Surkis all attended the unveiling, along with around 1,000 others including Kiev’s Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky.


Ukraine’s participation in the event had been called into question quite extensively in the past year, as many felt that the infrastructure as not there to support the needs of the influx of visitors the country would receive as a result. With plans going into effect to build an airport in Donetsk, stadiums being refurbished and constructed in Kiev, Lviv and Donetsk and a major highway building project, Ukraine have managed to turn around their readiness rating in a shockingly short amount of time.