|（1.School of Physical Education，Zhongnan University of Minority，Wuhan 430074，China；2.School of Physical Education，Luoyang Normal University，Luoyang 471022，China）
Abstract: Breakthroughs made by LIU Xiang in the hurdles event represent the greatest achievements of track and field events in China. From becoming a champion in Athens to quitting the competition in Beijing Olympic Games, then to realizing three successive championships in Guangzhou Asian Games, superficially, LIU Xiang’s champi-onship wins were accompanied by compliments and admires, while his failures brought doubts and critiques; essen-tially, the LIU Xiang phenomenon reflected the missing of track and field culture in China. The LIU Xiang phe-nomenon is temporary, yet the essence of track and field culture is eternal. Awakening and building track and field culture in China will play an important role in boosting the development of track and field, even all sports events in China.
Key words: sports culture；LIU Xiang Phenomenon；track and field culture；China