More than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 countries will compete in 21 Olympic-type sports.
The Ireland team will be made up of 88 athletes, and they will compete in 13 sports.
The athletics team of six includes Aoife Beston, a member of Claremorris All Stars Club. Also taking part is Martina Walsh, from the Castlebar Strikers Bowling Club. We wish Aoife and Martina and all the Irish team the best of luck in Los Angeles.