|（School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China）
Abstract: The author summarized diversified views of scholars at home and abroad about the relation between competitive sports and art, and therefore summed up 4 opinions on the relation between competitive sports and art, namely, competitive sports is art and concurrently provided with aesthetic characteristics; competitive sports is similar art and provided with aesthetic characteristics; competitive sports is not art but provided with aesthetic char-acteristics; competitive sports is neither art nor provided with aesthetic characteristics. In the mean time, the author dissected the causes for the generation of the 4 opinions said. Lastly, the author pointed out that in the future com-petitive sports and art will be harmoniously developed and mutually blended under the guidance of aesthetics.
Key words: sport aesthetics；competitive sports；art