(School of Physical Education，Hunan University of Technology，Zhuzhou 412007，China)
Abstract: By using the methods of literature review, logical analysis and historical comparison, this paper deeply analyzes the historical evolution of red sports, explores the inheritance of red sports by mass sports at different stages of the time, and further discusses the contemporary value of red sports. The study finds that : (1) Red sports thought originated from Mao Zedong’s masterpiece of sports research, practiced in the Soviet area, developed and expanded in the war of resistance against Japan and the liberation war period, with the indispensable historical significance; (2) Red sports are the foundation of contemporary mass sports, which is in line with mass sports in the era of physical health, the era of national fitness and the era of healthy China; (3) Red sports have the time value of shaping the patriotic feelings of the whole people, building sports culture with Chinese characteristics and enriching the connotation of mass sports. Based on this, this paper puts forward the realization path of red sports assisting mass sports: (1) Moral education and education-oriented, the red sports spirit condensed into the development of mass sports endogenous power; (2) To keep pace with the times,and reform and innovation, and externalize the red sports culture as an advantageous resource for the construction of mass sports culture; (3) Adjusting measures to local conditions steadfastly, and the red sports elements into the normal content of the development of mass sports.
Keywords: mass sports；red sports；healthy China；new era