Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vitali Klitshko's guide to Ukraine video.

Any football fan going to Ukraine this summer? 
Vitali Klitschko born 19 July 1971 is a Ukrainian professional boxer and the reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion. Klitshko gives exclusive interview for

Fair play by Ribery and Kroos play "Scissors Paper Stone".

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Public screening extending the fan experience. (fanplaza)

Non-Official SONG EURO 2012: Listen here:
Although nothing can compare to the excitement of attending a UEFA EURO 2012 match in person, public screening will provide an excellent alternative way to follow the action and soak up the tournament atmosphere for those watching from afar.
Fan parks (fan zone) showing matches live on giant screens in the host cities have become a key part of the fan experience at recent EUROs and public screening of  UEFA EURO 2012 matches will no doubt also be a popular choice for supporters across the world.
UEFA's public screening licensing program is intended to enhance fans' enjoyment of the tournament and proved a success during  UEFA EURO 2008, when about 5,000 licenses were granted.
To protect UEFA's broadcast and commercial partners, public screening licenses must be issued by, or on behalf of, UEFA for all public screenings outside the domestic environment (i.e. home), however, an organiser will not have to request a license from UEFA if  the public screenings meets all of the following conditions:
-the screen is smaller than 3m in diagonal;
-the capacity of the screening location does not exceed 150 visitors; and
-there is no sponsorship or admission fee involved.
Whether or not an organiser of a public screening event is required to have a license from UEFA, they must comply with the laws of their respective territory and obtain all other necessary permissions. In addition, each license request received by UEFA will be assessed on a case by basis and will not automatically result in a license being granted. UEFA may require certain changes in the original request or may at its discretion not to accommodate a request.
In contrast to  UEFA EURO 2008, where licenses were granted for individual matches, one licence, if and when granted, will be valid for all 31  UEFA EURO 2012  matches.
Licence fees are only payable for "commercial" public screening events, namely those where:
-there is an entry fee; and/or
-any sponsorship or brand exposure is involved; and/or
-any revenues are generated by the organiser or a third party.
The price list will be published. As an indication, fees for public screening licenses that are issued directly by UEFA start at € 35 per square meter (per screen) for the smallest public screenings and increase gradually based on the screen size. In Poland and Ukraine, a 50 % reduction on the license fees will apply. 
Official   UEFA EURO 2012  fan zone will be set up in the host cities, where tournament matches will be played. As a result, requests for public screening licenses in the host cities may be subject to additional terms and conditions and will only be granted on an exception basis.
Public screening license applications can be made online through until the application deadline on 18 May 2012. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ukraine Border Control during EURO 2012

For the first time in history, male football fans will actually WANT to be pulled over at the airport and given a thorough pat down while making their way to Euro 2012 this summer.
The staff checking passports at Ukraine's Borispol airport, near Kiev, are nothing like the stereotypical border guards that one imagines at an Eastern European checkpoint.
Indeed, they are unlike any border guards at any airport - with their manicured nails, perfect make-up and not-a-strand-out-of-place hairstyles.
The young female guards in their severe military uniforms, waiting for their turn to be given a professional make-over, look like they might be models in a men's magazine photo shoot or a slick airline television commercial.
But they are all border guards for a living, and their special pampering is part of a bizarre initiative to provide 'master classes' in grooming.
The Ukrainian government is concerned that it might not be putting its best face forward when it co-hosts Euro 2012 with Poland in June/July.
As a result, it wants to make sure that football fans feel welcome from the moment they step off the plane.
And what better way to soothe pre-tournament jitters than greet travelers with a beautiful and perfectly manicured border guard?
It might be a tad unsubtle but the powers that be hope that this will set the scene for a friendly tournament that thrusts the Ukraine into the international spotlight.
To that end, professional hairdressers and make-up artists have been giving vital grooming tips to female border guards at Borispol airport, which will be the main air hub during the tournament.
Not that everyone thinks the tips are that vital.
Stylist Andrei Yudin, 38, seemed smitten by the guards under his make-up brushes - and rejected more misogynistic claims that it was because the women were ugly. 
He said: 'Even without any make-up they look astonishing. I just do it for the sake of touching up a beautiful face one more time.'
Obviously, male guards have not been expected to attend the classes. After all, there's only so much the experts can do.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kiev is home to the world's most beautiful women

Kiev is home to the world's most  Kiev is home to the world's most beautiful women . A visit to Kiev is truly awe-inducing and it's almost hard to believe that women this beautiful even exist. They're also less intimidating than their Russian counterparts. Check out Kiev in the summertime, when Hydropark Island on the Dnieper River becomes a hot spot for sunbathing Ukrainian beauties. And for anyone who thinks that beautiful women must be vapid as well, Ukrainian women are ready to disprove that theory. The women in the country are well educated and always ready to talk about literature or philosophy.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The soul of the tournament

Poland and Ukraine filled the remaining places on their Friends of UEFA EURO 2012 rosters at the end of  September, with a mixture of high-profile personalities and competition winner joining the campaign to promote next summer's tournament.
FC Bayern Munchen and Ukraine midfielder Antoliy Tymoschuk was among the final nine Friends of UEFA EURO 2012 revealed in Kyiv on 23 September as Ukraine completed its 100 strong list, a milestone Poland had reached three days earlier. During the special event, Markiyan Lubkivskyi, the tournament director in Ukraine, was delighted to present all of Ukraine's 100 Friends of UEFA EURO 2012, specially the half who are not famous names: "These people are not professional musicians or athletes, but their exceptional creative abilities will help us promote UEFA EURO 2012."
Poland's final batch of 11 were all competition winners who had triumphed in a UEFA European Football Championship history quiz and in a creative challenge about what UEFA values such as "respect" really mean. "We have finished the innovative programme for promoting UEFA EURO 2012, which was launched on 4 September last year," the Polish tournament director, Adam Olkowicz, said. "Congratulations to the winners of this contest and all the other Friends of EURO. I am convinced that in Poland we actually have millions."
The Polish register ranges from former national presidents Lech Walesa and Aleksander Kwasniewski, through artists, singers and athletes, to children who won the creative drawing contest. All share the common goal of promoting the tournament. "I feel a great responsibility," says Jerzy Dudek, a former Polish international and UEFA Champions League winner with Liverpool FC. "I hope all our guests will be happy when they leave Poland at the end of EURO 2012."
In Ukraine, the famous faces include world heavyweight boxing champions Vitaliy and Volodymyr Klitschko. "I want all Ukrainians to be Friends of EURO 2012, so that every visitor to Ukraine in the summer of 2012 will feel they are among friends," says Volodymyr, the younger of the two brothers.