East Asian Games

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East Asian Games
East Asian Games Association logo.png
The East Asian Games Association logo
Abbreviation EA Games
First event 9–18 May 1993 Shanghai, China
Occur every 4 years
Last event 6–15 October 2013 Tianjin, China

The East Asian Games is a multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years since 1993 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 is 1 of 5 Regional Games of the OCA. The others are the Central Asian Games, the South Asian Games, the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), and the West Asian Games.[1]

It becomes end in 2013 tournament. East Asian Youth Games will start from 2019.

Participants[edit]

The current members of the EAGA are:

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]

Year Games Host Dates Nations Athletes Sports Events Ref
1993 I China Shanghai, China 9–18 May 9 1,283 12 170 [3]
1997 II South Korea Busan, South Korea 10–19 May 9 1,283 13 199 [4]
2001 III Japan Osaka, Japan 19–27 May 9 2,804 15 201 [5]
2005 IV Macau Macau 29 October – 6 November 9 1,919 17 235 [6]
2009 V Hong Kong Hong Kong 5–13 December 9 2,377 22 262 [7]
2013 VI China Tianjin, China 6–15 October 9 2,422 24 254 [8]

All-time medal table[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.

  • As of end of 2013 East Asian Games
Rank NOC Participated Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 6 626 396 285 1307
2  Japan 6 288 326 395 1009
3  South Korea 6 209 256 321 786
4  Chinese Taipei 6 57 139 188 384
5  Hong Kong 6 43 54 105 202
6  Kazakhstan1 2 37 30 48 115
7  North Korea 4 30 50 77 157
8  Macau 6 23 30 53 106
9  Mongolia 6 5 14 82 101
10  Guam 5 0 1 4 5
Total 1318 1296 1558 4172

1Former member

Sports[edit]

Sport 93 97 01 05 09 13
Aquatics Diving ? ? ? 10 10 10
Swimming 40 40 37
Synchronized swimming 2
Athletics 41 43 45 45 46 29
Badminton 5 5 - - 7 7
Baseball 1
Basketball 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bowling ? ? 12 12 12
Boxing ? ? ?
Cue sports 8
Cycling 10 8
DanceSport 10 12 12
Dragonboat 8 6
Fencing 12
Football 1 1 1 1 1 2
Gymnastics ? ? ? 14 14
Handball 2
Hockey 2 2 2
Judo 16 16 16 18 14
Karate 13 13
Rowing ? 8 13
Rugby sevens 2
Shooting 15 4 8
Soft Tennis ? ? 6 7
Squash 7 4
Table Tennis 7 7
Taekwondo ? ? 8 16 13
Tennis 5 5 7
Volleyball ? 2 2
Weightlifting ? ? ? 15 15 5
Windsurfing 4
Wrestling 16 22
Wushu ? ? ? 19 19 20
Total events 199 201 235 262 254

• : Demonstration Sport

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