|（1.School of Law，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510631，China；
2.School of Law，Wuhan University，Wuhan 430072，China）
Abstract: Sports mediation as a type of sports dispute settlement mechanism has all the advantages which media-tion is provided with, such as desirable, simple, highly efficient, confidential and low cost. Britain, Canada and the International Sports Arbitration Institution have all established a sports mediation mechanism. China should, by re-ferring to the practice oversea, build a sports mediation system that keeps up with international developments.
Key words: sports law；sports dispute；sports mediation；China