August 3-10, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America

The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism

days until the Games. Are you ready?

Check-In for Research Studies

A research team from Johns Hopkins University plans to conduct a research study during the World Dwarf Games. Information will be available at the Athlete Village Office. Participation is voluntary.


Study of Body Composition and Physical Activity in Participants of the 2013 World Dwarf Games.  With generous support from the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Julie Hoover-Fong and her team from Johns Hopkins will study the body composition and physical activity trends of short stature individuals who are participating in the 2013 World Dwarf Games.  Participants will undergo a variety of body measurements and complete a survey about overall physical activity.  The purpose of this research endeavor is to measure these factors in a group of generally active short stature individuals, compared to other short stature populations with different physical activity levels, in an effort to better understand the range of body composition and physical activity in people with short stature skeletal dysplasias.  Participants will receive accurate information of current height, weight, basal metabolic rate and percentage body fat to be used with their healthcare providers to assess general health and formulate a diet and exercise plan as needed.