Tue, December 15, 2009
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Euro 2012 logo & slogan unveiled

2009-12-15 06:06:21 GMT2009-12-15 14:06:21 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

UEFA President French Michel Platini speaks in front of the UEFA EURO-2012 logo after its official launching in Kiev. AFP photo

The first look at the official logo for UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine at Mykhailivska Square is seen against the background of the golden domes St. Michael cathedral in downtown in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. AP photo

UEFA President Michel Platini, centre, Polish Football Association President Grzegorz Lato, left, and his Football Federation of Ukraine counterpart Grigoriy Surkis push the button for opening logo for UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine at Mykhailivska Square iin Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. AP photo

Ukrainian, Polish and UEFA authorities take part in a presentation ceremony, with the official logo of 2012 European soccer championship in the background, in central Kiev, December 14, 2009. The logo and the slogan of 2012 European soccer championship were unveiled on Monday in the capital Kiev, local media reported. The banner reads, "Creating history together". Reuters photo

KIEV – UEFA President Michel Platini unveiled the official logo and slogan to be used at Euro 2012 at a ceremony here on Monday.

The logo is a design of two tulips - one red and one white - featuring the Polish and Ukrainian flags and a football, and the slogan is "Creating History Together."

Platini said: "These are two flowers which bloom, I hope that Poland and Ukraine will grow like them."

Euro 2012 is the first major football tournament to be awarded to Eastern Europe.

Appearing with Platini at the unveiling was Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.


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