Temperatures in Lima, Peru, are constantly in the mid 50s, as this is winter in the South American country.
It is posing some problems for St. Kitts and Nevis athletes but they are being proactive as they aspire to excel.
While St. Kitts and Nevis is facing daily temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and above this summer, Peru is experiencing winter and temperatures are commonly in the mid 50s and 60s.
By St. Kitts and Nevis standards, that is cold weather.
That means that St. Kitts and Nevis athletes at the PanAmerican Games in Lima, Peru, are not only competing against rival athletes but against the cold weather as well.
Two of the athletes, Shenel Crooke and Reanda Richards, shared with us how they are managing.
Team coach Lonzo Wilkinson indicated that every effort is being taken to ensure that the athletes stay warm and he pointed out that arriving early at the Games is helping the athletes to acclimatize.
Ultimately, he still expects top performances.
The cold weather is not slowing or stopping the Games. The show must go on.
Among some of the disciplines that have ongoing competitions presently are weightlifting, football, gymnastics, handball, surfing, taekwondo, softball, field hockey and beach volleyball.
To date, the United States leads the medal count with 24 medals,
2 Mexico (MEX) 8 5 9 22
3 Colombia (COL) 4 5 5 14
As the cold persists, I am just going to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.
Reporting from the Panam Games in Lima Peru, I am Shawn Seabrookes.