|（School of Physical Education，Shaanxi University of Technology，Hanzhong 723000，China）
Abstract: The unchanged term of “sport” has gone through a process of generalization from a specialized term to a daily word, while the developing practice of sport has gone through a process of development from schools to the society. The contradiction between the unchanged term of “sport” and the changing practice of sport it refers to is the root cause for triggering the long lasting argumentation about the concept of sport. From the perspective of the development of sports practice, the expansion of the sports practice area is the fundamental cause for the connota-tion of the concept of sport to be ever increasingly enriched, and enables the evolution of sports concepts to show the characteristics of historical limitations and value judgment. The contradiction between the unchanged term of “sport” and the changing practice of sport it refers to has been fully embodied in the argumentation about its con-cept: 1) it shows in the inequality of preconditions for argumentation about “true sports view” and “grand sports view”; 2) it shows in the differences between these two views in terms of research approach and background.
Key words: term of sport；contradiction movement；concept of sport