The EURO-2012 unofficial mascot competition was launched in Ukraine in November 2010. Main requirement of the organizers – the winning mascot had to embody representative of Ukrainian fauna. The competition proved to be highly popular and got more than 250 entries from different parts of the country as well as overseas – foxes, pigs, bulls, horses and even fairy-tale dragon participated. The jury consisting of well-known Ukrainian artist Evgeniya Gapchynska, Ukraine national football team coach Oleg Blohin and famous tennis-player Andriy Medvedev had a hard task to choose the winner. […]
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Zozulica app lets fans cheer with their phones during the Euro 2012 Soccer Championship. Remember the Vuvuzela? Meet it’s sister, the Zozulica. A traditional Ukrainian flute that will be this years noisemaker in the stadiums. And of course there’s an app for that. The Zozulica is a little clay whistle, shaped like a cuckoo. As we speak, the unofficial mascot is being produced in large quantities by factories in Ukraine and Poland. For those that wish to save their breath or don’t want to carry around a flute in their […]
“Book of Wishes to National Football Team at Euro 2012” sets national record and becomes the biggest book in Ukraine. The idea of the book, consisting of 2012 good luck wishes from football supporters of different parts of Ukraine, was initiated by the team behind Zozulica project (unofficial Euro 2012 mascot) and supported by information centre “Ukraine 2012” together with publishing house “Summit-book”. The unique publication has a symbolic weigh of 20,12 kg and the parameters of 68x105cm. They are equal to 1/100 size of the National Olympic Stadium to […]
Zozulica is officially presented to public at Ukrinform news agency in Kyiv, Ukraine. Zozulica is a much talked project, which is nowadays competing to be named the Euro-2012 unofficial mascot. The competition results are to be announced by information centre Ukraine-2012 already this April. Zozulica is a revived clay bird-whistle, named and shaped after a cuckoo, which symbolizes rich historical heritage of Ukraine and its traditions rebirth. The symbolism of Zozulica was born around 7 thousand years ago, back to the times of Trypillian civilization. Authors of the project claim […]