2011 Pan American Games - Organization - Mascots


The mascots for the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2011 Parapan American Games were Huichi, Gavo, and Leo. The organizing committee unveiled the mascots at the Plaza Andares Amphitheater in Guadalajara on November 28, 2009, and the mascots were officially named on February 10, 2010.

The creators of the mascots each received $2,584. José Luis Andrade created the Leo, Ángel Barba Barrera created Huichi and Fernando Sanchez created Gavo. The mascots represented the state of Jalisco and the city of Guadalajara.

  • Gavo — A blue agave (agave azul) plant that is representative of the region which is famous for its tequila production.
  • Huichi — A deer which represents the southern region of the state and alludes to its Huichol traditions and the female identity.
  • Leo — A lion, which represents the strength of the people of Guadalajara and is also part of the city's coat of arms.

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