|（School of Public Administration，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510631，China)
Abstract: The author collated and analyzed General Secretary XI Jin-ping’s sports discourse and related literature in recent years, summarized the basic connotations of XI Jin-ping’s idea about the sports power in the era, and probed into the paths for universities to exert their advantages in sports power construction, so as to deepen the study of XI Jin-ping’s idea about socialism with Chinese features in the new era, and to provide a theoretical criterion for boost-ing sports power construction. The author concluded that XI Jin-ping’s idea about the sports power in the era ad-hered to and developed the theory of people’s comprehensive development, connected the sports power dream closely to the great national renaissance dream, highlighted the conception of people centered sports development, and stuck to the confidence for the way to develop sports with Chinese features. In constructing the sports power in the new era, universities should exert their unique advantages in talent cultivation, theoretical support and technical support, innovate on the systems and mechanisms that combine sports with higher education, and boost the in-depth combination and coordinated development of sports and higher education.
Key words: sports idea；sports power；big sports country；higher education；XI Jin-ping