The search for Lviv’s ideal Euro 2012 couple
Who would make the ideal Lviv couple? Should she wear a mini-skirt or a long, flowing dress? Would he be more representative as an artist or a savvy businessman? Image-
conscious experts at Lviv City Council have recently been pondering this question as they worked to complete their search for the ideal couple, who would go on to represent Lviv in a major promotional campaign being planned to boost the city’s preparations for Euro 2012. A grand total of 274 couples responded to the City Council’s call for candidates, and following an extensive casting process the eventual winners were young married couple Lilya and Andriy Popovich. both are graduates of Lviv National University, where they first met and fell in love as undergraduates at the start of the millennium. They will now feature as a coffee-sipping couple outside Kilikiya restaurant (Virmenska Str., 13) in a video being shot by a UEFA marketing team, with the resultant clip being used internationally as part of the drive to promote Euro 2012.