1997 East Asian Games

1997 East Asian Games

1997 East Asian Games

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The 2nd East Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from May 10 to May 19, 1997.

Originally the 2nd edition of East Asian Games was to be held in Pyongyang, North Korea in September, 1995. However, North Korea dropped the 2nd Games due to the unstable policial situation in the Korean Peninsula.

The 2001 edition featured nine nations competing in events in 13 sports.. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved on 2010-03-11. North Korea was the only East Asian member nation which did not field a team. The Busan Gudeok Stadium was the main venue for the Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics and football competitions.Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN: 0-7864-1026-4.

Rowing featured as a demonstration sport for the first time and it was later taken up at the 2005 and 2009.. People's Daily (2005-10-27). Retrieved on 2010-03-11.


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† –<small> Exhibition sport</small>
†† –<small> Demonstration sport</small>

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