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Solemn greeting of the Henri Delaunay Trophy takes place in Odesa
May 26 2012, 12:56

ODESA, MAY 26th, 2012, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — Solemn greeting of the Henri Delaunay Trophy has taken place in Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The event was attended by Deputy mayor Olena Pavlova, and UEFA representative, Director of the Department for EURO 2012 Lucas Ackerman.

For the presentation of the Cup a special trailer was mounted near the monument to the Cannon of the frigate Tiger.

The solemn meeting began with a presentation of the Odesa Municipal Theatre Brass Music, rewarding the participants, broadcast promotional spots with shots, captured by famous players and moments of football matches.

All visitors can be photographed with the Cup today until 20:00.

The 1,000th and 2012th participants will receive free photo shoot 2 tickets to a Euro-2012football match.

INFORMATION: The Henri Delaunay Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the European Football Championship, is named in honour of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA, who came up with the idea of a European championship but died five years prior to the first tournament in 1960. His son, Pierre, was in charge of making the trophy. Since the first tournament it has been awarded to the winning team for them to keep for four years, until the next tournament. For the 2008 tournament, the trophy was slightly remodelled, making it larger. The trophy, which is made of sterling silver, now weighs 8 kilograms (18 lb) and is 60 centimetres (24 in) tall. A small figure juggling a ball on the back of the original was removed, as was the marble plinth. The silver base of the trophy had to be enlarged to make it stable. The names of the winning countries that had appeared on the plinth have now been engraved on the back of the trophy.


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