|（School of Physical Education，Shanxi Normal University，Linfen 041000，China）
Abstract: Sports has close relationship with politics. The inner characteristics of sports determine that sports’ poli-ticizing tendency is a historical necessity. The internationality of sports makes it inevitably affected by the alterna-tion of international politics; the influence of grand sports meetings, a country’s need for international prestige and coherence, and the need of development for sports itself make sports possible to become a political tool and to real-ize political purposes. As involved in politics, sports also affect the national and international politics. Based on the inner law of sports development, taking advantage of sports’ politicizing tendency properly, making the sports de-velopment more rationalized, more human, and conform more to the people’s overall and long-term interests should become the main goals of sports’ politicizing tendency.
Key words: sports sociology；politicizing tendency of sports；Olympics；sports