|（1.School of Sport Science，Waseda University，Tokyo 3591192，Japan；2.Department of Physical Education，Tsinghua University，Beijing 100084，China）
Abstract: The authors expatiated on emotion in competitive sports from the perspective of Elias. Starting with the mental and social origins of emotion in competitive sports, from the perspective of Elias, the authors interpreted emotion in competitive sports in terms of such 4 key words as hinge, imitation, violence and rule. From individuals to collectives, emotion shows in emotion arousal, emotion release, emotion going out of control and emotion con-trol. In this process, the need for progress in civilization is reflected. Elias started the study of emotion in the com-petitive sport area, which have caught the attention of many researchers, and which is his contribution to sports so-ciology.
Key words: sports sociology；emotion in competitive sports；Elias