|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 on the Asian continent|
The East Asian Games was a multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years from 1993 to 2013 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.
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.
|Edition||Year||Host City||Host Nation||Opened by||Nations||Competitors||Sports||Events|
|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||Vice Premier Wu Yi||9||1,919||17||235||China (CHN)|
|V||2009||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||State Councilor Liu Yandong||9||2,377||22||262||China (CHN)|
|VI||2013||Tianjin||China||Vice Premier Liu Yandong||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|