East Asian Youth Games

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East Asian Youth Games
First event2023 East Asian Youth Games
Occur every4 years
PurposeMulti-sport event for nations of East Asia

The East Asian Youth Games (EAYG) is an international multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) and held every four years since 2019 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 Youth Games is one of the five regional games of the OCA. The other four are the Central Asian Games, the South Asian Games, the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), and the West Asian Games.[1]


On July 24, 2018, the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) held an impromptu meeting at the request of People's Republic of China (PRC) to revoke the hosting rights of Taichung in Taiwan,[2] citing recent referendum movement in Taiwan to change its name from "Chinese Taipei" to "Taiwan" for 2020 Summer Olympics. The vote against Taichung passed 6 against 1 with PRC, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea and South Korea voted against Taichung, Taiwan voted for Taichung and Japan abstaining.[3] The move by PRC is considered by Taiwan as politically motivated and is part of recent PRC government aggressive schemes to massively diminish the presence of Taiwan on the international arena.[4]

Participating nations[edit]

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

1Associate member


Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Athletes Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
2019 Originally awarded to Taichung, cancelled by East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC)
I 2023


Fourteen sports were presented in East Asian Youth Games history, including 2019 Games in Taichung.

Sport Years
Aquatics since 2023
Athletics since 2023
Badminton since 2023
Basketball since 2023
Bowling since 2023
Canoeing since 2023
Cycling since 2023
Football since 2023
Judo since 2023
Table tennis since 2023
Sport Years
Taekwondo since 2023
Tennis since 2023
Volleyball since 2023
Wushu since 2023


  1. ^ Games page Archived 2010-12-11 at the Wayback Machine of the website of the Olympic Council of Asia; retrieved 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "【獨家】蠻橫中國!為嚇阻台灣正名公投 竟取消台中東亞青運主辦權 | 蘋果日報". 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  3. ^ "Taipei condemns Beijing after youth games suspended".
  4. ^ News, Taiwan. "Taichung stripped of right to host East Asian Youth Games in Taiwan due to Chinese pressure | Taiwan News". Taiwan News. Retrieved 2018-07-24.