UEFA EURO 2012 mascots launched in Warsaw

Football fans to choose mascots' names until 3 December

063 – Football fans to choose mascots' names until 3 December

570 days before the start of UEFA EURO 2012, the cloud of secrecy surrounding the official mascot was today lifted at a special ceremony at the Polish Theatre in Warsaw. After Trix and Flix in Austria and Switzerland in 2008, Europe's next festival of football will have a new duo to bring it luck. Dressed in red/white and yellow/blue football strips, the dynamic twins wear the national colours of the two host countries, Poland and Ukraine.

Amongst the personalities present to witness the arrival of the mascot twins created by Warner BROS, were the presidents of the host associations Grzegorz Lato and Grigoriy Surkis, David Taylor CEO UEFA Events SA, Polish Sports Minister Adam Giersz, together with UEFA EURO 2012 Ambassadors Oleg Blokhin, Zbigniew Boniek, Andriy Shevchenko and Andrzej Szarmach.

The first appearance of the twin mascots on a football pitch is scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday 17 November, during special ceremonies around the friendly match of Poland against Ivory Coast in Poznan, and around the friendly match Switzerland against Ukraine in Geneva.

The twin mascots will also embark on a tour of the two host countries in order to meet the public and interact with the population and the children through various programmes of activities planned in each of the eight host cities. Complete details of the road show, with the first event to be held today in Warsaw, are available on UEFA.com.

The names of the twin mascots will be chosen by fans from all over the world. Voting starts today and will last until 3 December, with three pairs of names to choose from:

  • Slavek &  Slavko
  • Siemko & Strimko
  • Klemek & Ladko

There are three different ways of registering votes:

  1. via UEFA.com website.
  2. in all McDonald's restaurants across the host countries.
  3. on the occasion of the mascots road show events in the eight host cities.

The mascots' names will be announced on 4 December.

Various images of the mascots can be downloaded from the FTP server: http://ftp.uefa.com Username: Media2012, Password: UEfa2012.