1993 East Asian Games

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I East Asian Games
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Host city Shanghai, China
Nations participating 9
Athletes participating 1283
Events 12 sports
Opening ceremony May 9, 1993
Closing ceremony May 18, 1993
Officially opened by President Jiang Zemin
Main venue Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium/Hongkou Stadium

The 1st East Asian Games were held in Shanghai, People's Republic of China from May 9 to May 18, 1993. The main stadium for the inaugural edition of the games was the Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium.[1]

Shanghai also hosted a number of sports-themed exhibitions to coincide with the games, including exhibitions of photography, art and stamps. A total of 8 nations competed in a programme of twelve sports. Julio Iglesias and Wei Wei performed a duet at the games closing ceremony.[2][3] The hosts, China, topped the medal table, winning almost two-thirds of the gold medals on offer. Japan and South Korea were the second- and third-most successful nations.

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation (China)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 105 74 34 213
2  Japan (JPN) 25 37 55 117
3  South Korea (KOR) 23 28 40 91
4  North Korea (PRK) 10 20 24 54
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 6 5 19 30
6  Hong Kong (HKG) 1 2 8 11
7  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 16 17
8  Macau (MAC) 0 0 1 1
Total 170 167 197 534

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1st EAG Shanghai PR 1993. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved on 2010-05-01.
  2. ^ Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN: 0-7864-1026-4.
  3. ^ The International Who's Who 2004 (2003). Pg. 1785. Europa Publications.