|（School of Physical Education，Anhui Polytechnic University，Wuhu 241000，China)
Abstract: A so called embedded crisis of a large sports venue refers to that the political system and social environ-ment embedded into a large sports venue seriously twist the producing logic and running mechanism of that large sports venue. All the large sports venue construction and operation supervision mechanism, management personnel hiring mechanism and operation stimulation mechanism interpret such an embedded crisis from different sides. Bu-reaucrats’ desire for promotion induced by the supreme political system has resulted in the mass production of large sports venues which violate the logic of market supply and demand. In the choices of double behavior objectives and double behavior rules, large sports venue administrators obeyed non-economic rules, thus violated their respon-sibilities as an entrusted agent. Whereas there is absolutely no way for the large sports venue stimulation mechanism to fulfill its performance under the circumstances of an embedded crisis.
Key words: sports management；embedded crisis；large sports venue