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 a continental multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) and held every four years since 2023 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 currently the only Games held by East Asian Olympic Committee without special edition for disabilities (Para Games).


2017 East Asian Games (canceled)

The 2017 East Asian Games was scheduled to take place in Fukuoka, Japan, but was later scrapped and was scheduled to make a new event in 2019.[1] (It was supposed to be the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, in Taichung, Taiwan) before it was canceled.

2019 East Asian Youth Games (canceled)

Main article: 2019 East Asian Youth Games

On July 24, 2018, the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) held an impromptu meeting at the request of the 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 Taiwan passed 6 against 1 with PRC, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea and South Korea in favor, while Taiwan was against the vote, and Japan abstaining.[3] The move by PRC is considered as politically motivated and is part of the PRC government's aggressive schemes to diminish the presence of Taiwan on the international arena.[4][5]

2023 East Asian Youth Games - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Main article: 2023 East Asian Youth Games

The first East Asian Youth Games is scheduled to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 16 to 23 August 2023. Over 1,500 athletes from 9 countries and regions are expected to compete in the games. [6]

2027 East Asian Youth Games

The second edition 2027 East Asian Youth Games hosteed 3 cities from Goyang,Yongin and Hwaseong 3 hosting from main venue stadiums from Goyang Stadium, Yongin Mireu Stadium and Hwaseong Sports Town

Participating nations

All 8 countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the East Asian Olympic Committee and GUM is the observer recognized by the EAOC.

1 Associate 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)
1 2023 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 16.Aug 23.Aug 7 1500 11 88  China (CHN) [7]
2 2027 Goyang, Yongin and Hwaseong South Korea 17.Jul 4.Aug 7 19


Sport Years
Athletics since 2023
Boxing since 2023
Badminton since 2023
Basketball since 2023
Cycling TBA
Diving TBA
Esports since 2023
Football since 2023
Judo since 2023
Swimming TBA
Table tennis since 2023
Taekwondo since 2023
Triathlon TBA
Volleyball since 2023
Wrestling since 2023

All-time medal table

1 China (CHN)38321989
2 Japan (JPN)2271342
3 South Korea (KOR)11212456
4 Chinese Taipei (TPE)11102142
5 Mongolia (MGL)3132844
6 Hong Kong (HKG)261422
Totals (6 entries)8789119295

See also


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  4. ^ "Taichung stripped of right to host East Asian Youth Games in Taiwan due to Chinese pressure | Taiwan News". Taiwan News. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ Ze, Han. "Taiwan: When Sports Is Politics". The Diplomat. Diplomat Media Inc. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Asian Esports Federation Signs Partnership Agreement for 2023 East Asian Youth Games". The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 22. OCA. 21 December 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  7. ^ "2023 East Asian Youth Games". Ulaanbaatar 2023. Retrieved 23 August 2023.