Euro 2012 blog: Small Polish city charms, cheers without football

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July 2, 2012, 6:43 p.m. | Sports — by Oksana Lyachynska

A warming-up performance kicks off at the main square of the Polish city of Rzeszow last Saturday. It was one of events of the European Stadium of Culture festival which took part in the city on June 29 - July 1.
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Oksana Lyachynska

Oksana Lyachynska is a freelance journalist in Kyiv and staff writer for the Kyiv Post from 2008-2014.

RZESZOW, Poland – The Euro 2012 championship did not much affect the life of a small Polish city near the Ukrainian border. This is not only because Rzeszow, a provincial city of 220,000 residents, did not host any of the recent football matches. It’s because the city is well-kept, innovative and lively all the time, and didn’t need a tournament boost.
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