|（School of Physical Education，Shanxi Normal University，Linfen 041000，China）
Abstract: Originally created by ancient Grecians, sacrificial graveyard competition is a competitive activity con-ducted at the graveyard of the dead, also an exclusive cultural custom of ancient Grecians, in which they face death with such a positive life attitude. It is such a life attitude and competition manner of facing death calmly and striving actively that forged the exclusive life and death conception and heroic conception of ancient Grecians. In the mean time, sacrificial graveyard competition intangibly strengthened the connection between members in the social com-munity by means of rite, becoming a bridge or link to connect tribes, individuals and gods, strengthening the entire society while strengthening individuals.
Key words: sports culture；funeral；sacrificial graveyard competition；Ancient Greece