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 Hongkou Football 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 Hongkou Football 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.