Lima 2019 mascot Milco has visited the Peruvian city of Cusco to spread enthusiasm for next year's Pan and Parapan American Games.
According to organisers, Milco interacted with citizens of Cusco and national and foreign tourists in the city, while the mascot also travelled to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Milco showed his expressiveness to spread the values of Pan-American sport, such as excellence, friendship and respect; as well as those corresponding to the Parapanamericanos, defined as courage, determination, equality and inspiration," Lima 2019 said.
Milco also attended a training session for volunteers who are due to assist the Organising Committee at next year's Games.
Around 4,000 people have been trained in workshops held in Cusco and Lima.
Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Huancayo, Tacna, Arequipa, Tarapoto, Ica, Cañete and Pisco are also due to hold sessions as Lima 2019 continues its preparations for the Games.
Representatives of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Programme recently attended Peru’s National University Games in Tacna to promote registration.
Around 19,000 volunteers will be required in all - 12,000 for the Pan American Games and 7,000 for the Parapan American Games.
The Volunteer Programme has three phases: enrollment, selection and general training and specific assignment and training, all of which end in September 2019.
There are several functional areas where volunteers can be assigned such as accreditation, accommodation, arrivals and departures, transportation, medical services, doping control, spectators service, press operations, protocol, sports, information technology, uniforms, workforce and marketing.
The Pan American Games are due take place from July 26 to August 11, with the Parapan American Games following between August 23 and September 1.