Poland and Ukraine will reach another significant milestone next week with a series of events in the co-host nations marking two years to go until kick-off at UEFA EURO 2012 on 8 June 2012.
On Monday, Polish tournament director Adam Olkowicz will hold an official press conference to give media representatives a detailed update on preparations for the tournament. Marcin Herra, chairman of the Polish government's PL.2012 board, will also be on hand to give an insight into the progress being made in the operational matters under his control.
A day later, a flowerbed depicting the distinctive UEFA EURO 2012 logo will be unveiled by the mayor and other distinguished guests in Wroclaw. A similar ceremony in Poznan has been delayed until Friday 11 June due to flooding in the region, while flood water has also postponed a similar ceremony in Warsaw. There will be no special flowerbed in Gdansk.
Between 7 and 9 June, EURO flowerbeds will also be inaugurated in the Ukrainian host cities, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv and Donetsk, while additional celebrations in Lviv and Donetsk will mark the start of a direct air flight service between the two cities.
Ukrainian tournament director Markiian Lubkivskyi said: "It was the local organising committee's idea to make a flowerbed with each UEFA EURO 2012 logo, and the host cities carried it out with a lot of enthusiasm. The flowerbeds symbolise the coming of this fantastic football festival."
Each Ukrainian host city will also unveil their own specific logo and Mr Lubkivskyi added: "The logos were created by UEFA according to sketches provided by the host cities and were only approved a few days ago. The municipal authorities have done substantial and painstaking work to find symbols to suit their cities."
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