|（Guangzhou Sports University，Guangzhou 510500，China）
Abstract: By applying core competence theories, based on the definitions of competence, competitive advantage and core competence, and according to previous researchers’ understandings of core competence, the authors studied the definition of the core competence of competitive sports in China. Based on its definition, the authors dissected the con-stituent parts of its power layer competence, supporting layer competence and environment layer competence. Lastly, by referring to the essential attributes of competitive sports, the authors expatiated on characteristics shown by the core competence of competitive sports in China, such as multidimensional extensibility, value transcendency, effect durabil-ity, path dependency, irreplaceability, power property, collectivity, dynamic adjustability etc.
Key words: sport management；core competence；competitive sports；China