Milco has been unveiled as the official mascot of the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Peru's capital Lima.
Lima 2019's Athletes' Village is on course to meet the September deadline for the start of construction imposed by the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) - but other building work looks set to commence much later, it has been revealed.
Organisers of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games have revealed the final three mascots from its design competition, selected from more than 1,000 entries submitted from people across Peru.
A finalisation of contracts to construct key venues seen as a vital step in ensuring the success of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games is due to be completed by Monday (June 19).
Lima's ability to host the 2019 Pan American Games is under threat if they do not meet an "aggressive deadline" of September to begin construction at the Athletes' Village and other key venues.
Lima 2019 has delayed the announcement of the shortlist for its mascot competition due to a surprisingly high number of applications.
Schoolchildren in Lima have participated in a competition to design mascots for the 2019 Pan and Parapan American Games.
Four ambassadors have been announced for the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima.
An alternative rowing venue being considered for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games has been criticised by the national governing body responsible for the sport in Peru.
Lima 2019 Organising Committee President Carlos Neuhaus has claimed the Peruvian capital will complete work for the next edition of the Pan American Games on time.
Newly-elected Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) President Neven Ilic has said he is "convinced" that Lima 2019 will be a memorable Pan American Games, but has stressed that the most must be made of the time remaining before they start.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chief executive Xavier Gonzalez has claimed progress has been made by Lima 2019 but said there was much work to be done by the Parapan American Games organisers.
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has pledged to support Lima 2019 after meeting with new Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) President Neven Ilic.
Newly-elected Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) President Neven Ilic has today travelled to Lima to inspect under-fire preparations for the 2019 Pan American Games in the Peruvian capital.
Construction progress at the Athletes' Village and other key venues are among several problems at Lima 2019 raised by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) here today.