World Dwarf Games 2017

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Event:
World Dwarf Games 2017
Date:
August 5, 2017 8:00 am
Updated:
July 18, 2017

World Dwarf Games 2017

Location

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

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Event Description

The World Dwarf Games 2017 will be the largest sporting event in history held exclusively for athletes with dwarfism. Its goal is to attract athletes with dwarfism from around the world to participate in sports that include basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, badminton, floor hockey, boccia, archery, kurling, power lifting and marksmanship. Athletes of all ages and every level of ability will be encouraged to participate in team and individual sports and explore their own athletic abilities with others of similar stature. Participants will also participate in special events to celebrate international understanding, promote awareness of the dwarf experience worldwide, provide on-site clinics for athletes and sports professionals and introduce participants to elite athletes with dwarfism, many of whom have participated in international competitions such as the Parapan Am Games and Paralympics. Our aim is to provide the participants, their families and supporters, a welcoming and supportive environment for excellent sport competition at the University of Guelph’s state of the art facilities, while providing opportunities for forging lifelong friendships.

Sporting events are open to the public so come out to the University of Guelph and cheer the athletes on!

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