Published: July 12, 2013

2013 World Dwarf Games to be held at MSU

The 2013 World Dwarf Games will be held Aug. 3-10 at Michigan State University.

More than 400 athletes from 23 nations and every U.S. state are competing in the games, held every four years, making this the largest-ever sporting event exclusively for athletes with dwarfism.

People of all ages and all abilities will participate. Dwarfism is defined as an adult height of 5 feet (152.4 cm) or less for persons with a disproportionate dysplasia, and 4 feet 10 inches (147.3 cm) or less for a proportionate short stature due to medical reasons.

Most events will be held at MSU. Swimming competitions will be held at the Mason High School Aquatic Center in Mason. Admission is free and the games are open to the public.

The games are hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America.

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