East Asian Games

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East Asian Games
Abbreviation EAG
First event 1993 East Asian Games in Shanghai, China
Occur every 4 years
Last event 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin, China
Purpose Multi sport event for nations on the Asian continent

The East Asian Games was a multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years from 1993 to 2013 among athletes from East Asian countries and territories of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), as well as the Pacific island of Guam, which is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees.

The East Asian Games was 1 of 5 Regional Games of the OCA. The others were the Central Asian Games, the South Asian Games, the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), and the West Asian Games.[1]

It ended in the 2013 tournament. The East Asian Youth Games will start in 2019.

Participating nations[edit]

All 8 countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the East Asian Games Association and 1 country whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the Oceania National Olympic Committees.

1Associate member

Kazakhstan is a former member of the EAGA.[2] It now participates in the Central Asian Games.

List of East Asian Games[edit]

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team
I 1993 Shanghai  China President Jiang Zemin 9 May 18 May 8 1,021 12 170  China (CHN)
II 1997 Busan  South Korea President Kim Young-sam 10 May 19 May 10 1,283 13 199  China (CHN)
III 2001 Osaka  Japan Prince Takamado 19 May 27 May 10 2,804 15 201  China (CHN)
IV 2005 Macau  Macau Vice Premier Wu Yi 29 October 6 November 9 1,919 17 235  China (CHN)
V 2009 Hong Kong  Hong Kong State Councilor Liu Yandong 5 December 13 December 9 2,377 22 262  China (CHN)
VI 2013 Tianjin  China Vice Premier Liu Yandong 6 October 15 October 9 2,422 24 254  China (CHN)

Medal count[edit]

Of the 10 National Olympic Committees participating throughout the history of the Games, all nations have won at least a single medal in the competition. 9 nations have won at least a single gold medal, while China became the only nation in history to emerge as overall champion.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)6263962851307
2 Japan (JPN)2883263951009
3 South Korea (KOR)209256321786
4 Chinese Taipei (TPE)57139188384
5 Hong Kong (HKG)4354105202
6 Kazakhstan (KAZ)373048115
7 North Korea (PRK)305077157
8 Macau (MAC)233053106
9 Mongolia (MGL)51482101
10 Guam (GUM)0145
Totals (10 nations)1318129615584172

1Former member

Sports[edit]

Thirty sports were presented in East Asian Games history, including 2013 Games in Tianjin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Games page of the website of the Olympic Council of Asia; retrieved 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ OCA East Asian Games

External links[edit]