East Asian Games
The East Asian Games was a multi-sport event organized by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years from 1993 to 2013. Among those who competed included athletes from East Asian countries and territories of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), as well as the Pacific island nation of Guam, which is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees.
|East Asian Games|
|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 in East Asia|
The East Asian Games was one of five subregional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The others are the Central Asian Games, the South Asian Games, the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games), and the West Asian Games.
It ended after the 2013 tournament. Instead, the East Asian Youth Games had a plan to start in Taichung, Taiwan in 2019 but failed. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) plans to revive the East Asian Games, after the failure of the 2019 East Asian Youth Games due to the referendum.
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.
List of East Asian GamesEdit
|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, China||Vice Premier Wu Yi||29 October||6 November||9||1,919||17||235||China (CHN)|
|V||2009||Hong Kong||Hong Kong, China||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)|
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.
|3||South Korea (KOR)||209||256||321||786|
|4||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||57||139||188||384|
|5||Hong Kong (HKG)||43||54||105||202|
|7||North Korea (PRK)||30||50||77||157|
|Totals (10 nations)||1318||1296||1558||4172|