Q: Are people with dwarfism able to participate in athletic activities?
A: Yes, within the limits of their individual medical diagnoses. For instance, swimming and bicycling are often recommended for people with skeletal dysplasias, since those activities put minimal pressure on the spine and joints. Long-distance running and contact sports can be harmful due to the potential of significant pressure or impact on the spine and joints.
The Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA) organizes competitions at the annual National Conferences of the Little People of America organization.