|（School of Physical Education & Health，East China Normal University，Shanghai 200241，China )
Abstract: Promoting the sports participation by people of low strata in China is conducive to promoting their physical health, boosting national human capital reserve, and relieving stratum conflict, enhancing social harmony, as well as enriching the cultural life of people of low strata, increasing the degree of social civilization. However, as restricted by factors such as economy, awareness, organization and speech right, the current situation of sports par-ticipation by people of low strata in China is not so optimistic as we might think. In order to break these restrictions to promote the sports participation by people of low strata, the authors propose to further increase government in-vestment, improve conditions for the sports participation by people of low strata, increase publicity, enhance the sports participation awareness of people of low strata, actively build unclogged, ordered channels for people of low strata to express their sports participation right, hear the sports participation needs of people of low strata in forms such as public hearing, reform association/organization registration system in China as soon as possible, and provide powerful organizational support for the sports participation right of people of low strata.
Key words: sports sociology；sports participation；people of low strata；China