WDG 23
The World Dwarf Games are the largest international sporting event held exclusively for athletes with dwarfism. Its goal is to attract athletes with dwarfism from around the world to participate in sports.

The 8th World Dwarf Games will be held from 28th July – 5th August 2023 the Deutsche Sport Hochschule (German Sports University) in Cologne, Germany. 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. More than 500 athletes from over 20 countries are expected to compete in Cologne, Germany.
Watch the Games from your own Screen!
Good news for everyone who couldn't make it to Cologne this year: We are streaming selected games online throughout the week from the World Dwarf Games 2023.
WDG 2023 Sports
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Shot Put

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Table Tennis

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Day Seven Recap

Running and throwing is on the program on day seven. Many athletes have registered for the various disciplines of athletics. Since the beginning of the first Olympic Games in Greece in 776 BC, track and field has always been popular at major sporting events. It’s no different with the World Dwarf Games. The grandstands of […]

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Day Six Recap

Boccia is on the agenda, please keep a cool head!  The weather continues to be a mix of rain and wind, yet the stands are once again well-filled. But today, the atmosphere is different: The tone is more subdued, the energy of the crowd less exuberant than during basketball. The reason for this lies at […]

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Day Five Recap

Basketball and Archery Ball control, precision, tactical thinking, speed, and agility: That’s just a short list of skills required in basketball. But with dwarfism, even more challenges arise: The ball and hoop are the same size as in traditional basketball, which further increases the demands on the players’ skills and abilities. In this sense, just […]

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Patricia Carl-Innig

„The World Dwarf Games are proof that sports can be inclusive!„

Patricia Carl-Innig

Chairwoman of BKMF e. V.

Arthur Dean

„Believe in yourselves in all you do, anything is possible with the World Dwarf Games.„

Arthur Dean

President of the IDSF