|（1.School of Education，Beijing Sports University，Beijing 100084，China；
2. School of Physical Education，Guizhou Normal University，Guiyang 550001，China)
Abstract: On the basis of collating existing viewpoints on sports classification, and by basing the criteria on classification principles in logic, the authors analyzed existing main viewpoints on sports classification one by one, pointed out logical errors existing in these viewpoints, established their own idea for sports classification, and under the guidance of such an idea, reclas-sified sports from different perspectives, specifically including the followings: sports can be classified into mass sports and elite sports according to the degrees of the participants’ mastering of sports skills and theories; sports can be classified into competitive sports, fitness sports and leisure sports according to the participants’ main purposes for participating in sports; sports can be classified into rural sports urban (town) sports by basing the standards on sports development areas, and such.
Key words: sports culture；sports classification；logic；China