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European Football Championship 2012

Pudlo composed orchestral-choral piece called Welcome To Poland And Ukraine for the 14th European Football Championship for men's national football teams. It was played during dance pre-match ceremonies at eight stadiums in Poland and Ukraine. The ceremonies were watched live on stadiums by over 1,500,000 people from all over the world. The tournament was broadcast live by around 100 TV channels covering the whole world. 150,000,000 people were expected to watch the matches each day. Events were played at eight venues, four in each host country. Five new stadiums were built for the tournament, and the hosts invested heavily in improving infrastructure such as railways and roads at the Union of European Football Association's request. The championship was one of the biggest events in the world. Pudlo was the only Polish author involved in the project in the territory of Poland and Ukraine.

Eight stadiums in Poland and Ukraine. Pre-match ceremonies with almost a thousand dancers.

Euro 2012 ceremonies and stadions

The winners of the Championship - Spain. The Cup and the ball.

Euro 2012 winners, cup and ball

Pudlo's music was also played in the FanZones located in many cities in Poland and Ukraine. The tournament was broadcast live by around 100 TV channels covering the whole world.

Euro 2012 venues, studio tv and fanzones

Two host countries of the Championship. Huge balls located in Lviv. Exclusive Mastercard design. Trains were decorated with team's colors and symbols.

Euro 2012 event

The lyrics for the choir were in Latin. String section, french horns and percussion were main instruments of the piece.

Euro 2012 recording sessions

Pudlo received medal for his piece.

Euro 2012 medal