|（1.School of Sports and Science，Nantong University，Nantong 226007，China；2.School of Xing Lin，Nantong University，Nantong 226007，China)
Abstract: Wittgenstein regarded all the areas of human life as a game, and examined games as a life phenomenon and a form of practice. Every game contains some sort of humanistic spirit; only when people live their lives as a game can they understand life, enjoy freedom and have fun from games. Competitive sports were born in and developed from games, provided with the essential attributes of games. As a result of the influence of excessive political interference, overly com-mercial development, high tech abuse and media misguidance, the humanistic sprit of competitive sports in China is evi-dently absent: competitive sports are losing their entertaining nature and freedom; people’s life meaning, value, dignity and fate are treated indifferently; rules are becoming increasingly strict; competition is becoming increasingly intense, and even people’s subjectivity and value need have lost. In the authors’ opinion, at present China should strive to organically com-bine sports with cultural education, sports science with sports humanities, humanistic spirit with sports life, and to build the social foundation, rational foundation and realistic foundation of sports humanistic spirit.
Key words: sports sociology；Wittgenstein；game theory；competitive sport；humanistic spirit；China