Most commentators were positive about Ukraine and Poland's hosting of the Euro 2012 football championship, despite media badmouthing of Kyiv and a boycott at the political level over the imprisonment of the country's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
“Poland and Ukraine have organised a
fantastic tournament,” UEFA President Michel Platini. “Never was the
phrase ‘Creating History Together’ more true in terms of economy,
infrastructure, football development and social development.”