A quadrennial sporting event. The next Games will be held in Germany in 2021.

Follow International Dwarf Sports Federation (IDSF) for information on the 2021 8th World Dwarf Games!


August 4th - 12th, 2017

The 7th World Dwarf Games was held from August 4-12, 2017 at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and was the largest Games to date, hosting the largest number of countries, athletes and spectators .  We welcomed short-statured athletes with dwarfism from all over the world, from 6-69 years old, including first time athletes to paralympians, to participate in the 7th World Dwarf Games. Thank you to all of the donors, family, friends and volunteers who made the event possible.  The City of Guelph and the University of Guelph were very welcoming to all of the athletes and everyone had a wonderful time!

Whether you are part of a national team or an independent athlete, come and compete at the next World Dwarf Games in 2021 in Germany, against your peers in archery, badminton, basketball, boccia, floor hockey, kurling, marksmanship, power lifting, soccer, swimming, table tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Announcement for the 2021 World Dwarf Games


The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Organizations Helping Make the World Dwarf Games possible through their support ranging from in kind donations, loan of equipment and expertise!


Travel Information

Passports and visas may be required for entry into Canada. Please check out:


University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E,
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

All sport facilities are on campus and within walking distance from dorm accommodations.


Guelph is 1 hour west of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.  Bus and shuttle services are available

City and regional buses stop at the University, making city travel easy.

Guelph Transportation Information


Accommodations and a meal plan will be available on campus.

Links to local hotel reservations are available.

Local restaurants are easily accessible