(School of Physical Education，Soochow University，Suzhou 215021，China)
Abstract: The clause of “bring sport into shame” has been standard clause in the rules of discipline of sports associations and also in the athletes' entry forms for competitions, which is generally described as “catch all clause”. The research shows that in the process of adding disrepute clause, it is easy to be confused with other misconducts. All criminal conducts, part of illegal conducts and a small number of other misconducts should be classified into disrepute clause. The sport associations who can judge whether there is a disrepute conduct should be limited. However, the clause of “bring sport into shame” can be applied to a certain extent and it should take into account of the principle of proportionality. The disciplinary punishment rules of Chinese sports associations often set forth the provisions of "bringing sport into shame" in the form of enumeration, which is easy to cause competition and cooperation of rules. It is suggested that in the future, the types of misconduct in sport should be further clarified, and the provisions of bringing sports into disrepute should be set up, to promote the rapid development of sports.
Keywords: sports law；bring sport into shame；sportsmanship；disciplinary punishment