They're a long way from home, but our Special Olympics athletes are raring to go.
The Games, for sports men and women with learning disabilities, are taking place in Los Angeles - and the West Country is well represented in the Great Britain squad.
Our reporter Ian Payne has travelled across the pond to join them.
Competitors are preparing to fly out to Los Angeles to take part in the Special Olympics World Games which starts in eight days time.
America's First Lady Michelle Obama will be at the opening ceremony along with 80,000 other people.
Cyclist Daniel Weston from Barnstaple will be there as part of the Great Britain team, and is one of the favourites for a medal.
His coach Will Newton, has high hopes for the 22-year-old.
Before Daniel got on a bike at the age of six his severe autism led to behavioural problems that would prevent him from living any form of independent life when older.
He now works part-time at the Barnstaple Hotel and his parents believe it's cycling and swimming with other people that has transformed his life. He's even met the Prime Minister and carried the Olympic torch in Ilfracombe two years ago alongside fellow North Devonian Jonathan Edwards.
Last month Daniel won three silver medals at the Special Olympics GB National Championships.
With 58 days to go, a kayaker who only took up the sport a few years ago is counting down to the Special Olympics and the chance of a gold medal.
40-year-old Steven Dodd from Plymouth is training with his GB teammate, badminton-hopeful Elizabeth Haywood, and the two have become firm friends, as Victoria Davies reports.
This video shows the Flame of Hope arriving at its destination - the Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Bath.
The torch has been on a long journey through the country, carried by athletes competing in the Special Olympics.
It was brought onto the stage at the Royal Crescent by competitors from the west country and passed to tennis player Thomas Mellor from Cheltenham who used it to light the cauldron signalling the start of the games.
In 2012 Britain had the Olympics and the Paralympics, and in 2013 we have the Special Olympics. They get under way in Bath in just a few days, and the Olympic flame is making its way there through the south west.
The torch for the Special Olympics GB's National Summer Games will pass through Barnstaple this morning as it makes its way around the South West.
The games, held every four years, will see 1,700 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete over three days.
The torch, or Flame of Hope, will be used to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony at the Royal Crescent in Bath on Wednesday, which is expected to attract an audience of about 7,000.
Another Olympic-style torch relay is taking place throughout the South West this weekend ahead of Special Olympics GB's National Summer Games in Bath next week.
The Flame of Hope has visited Devon today. Organisers say the success of last year's Paralympics has encouraged many other people with learning difficulties to take up sport.
Richard Lawrence reports:
A torch relay to celebrate the Special Olympics GB's National Summer Games has arrived in Plymouth.
The Flame of Hope is being carried through the South West and will eventually arrive in Bath on Wednesday, when it will light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.
A torch relay to celebrate the Special Olympics National Summer Games will travel through Plymouth today.
The Flame of Hope is being carried through the South West and will eventually arrive in Bath on Wednesday when it will light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.