General Administration of Sport of China

The General Administration of Sport (Chinese: 国家体育总局; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyù Zǒngjú) is the government agency responsible for sports in mainland China. It is subordinate to the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It also administers the All-China Sports Federation and Chinese Olympic Committee.[1]

General Administration of Sport of China headquarters in 2020

The agency is currently led by minister Gou Zhongwen.


The administration is responsible for a number of areas. They are:[2][3]

  1. Creating a national sports framework
  2. Providing development in the sports industry and promoting sports development in rural regions.
  3. Promote physical activity and exercise participation in Schools, regional and local communities.
  4. Organizing athletic and national sports events
  5. Enforcement of drug use and anti-competitive measures
  6. Liaising and cooperating sports with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
  7. Organizing international sport events in China
  8. Support and fund research into the development of sports
  9. Implementing regulation governing the sports industry, market and best practice

Major eventsEdit

(Need Expanding)

  • June 2017, due to improper "re-accommodation" of the chief coach Guoliang Liu, 4 players and 2 cocaches in Chinese National Table Tennis Team declared to leave the 2017 ITTF World Tour Chinese Open.[4][5]


The agency is organised into the following departments.[6][2]

  • General Office
  • Sport for All Department
  • Competition and Training Department
  • Finance Department
  • Policy and Regulation Department
  • Personnel Department
  • External Affairs Department
  • Science and Education Department
  • Press and Publicity Department
  • Party Committee
  • Supervisory Bureau
  • Bureau of Retired Cadres

List of directorsEdit

  • Marshal He Long (贺龙, 1952–1967)
  • Cao Cheng (曹诚, 1968–1971)
  • Wang Meng (王猛, 1971–1974)
  • Zhuang Zedong (庄则栋, 1974–1977)
  • Wang Meng (王猛, 1977–1981)
  • Li Menghua (李梦华, 1981–1988)
  • Wu Shaozu (伍绍祖, 1988–2000)
  • Yuan Weimin (袁伟民, 2000–2004)
  • Liu Peng (刘鹏, 2004–2016)
  • Gou Zhongwen (苟仲文, 2016–present)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The State General Administration of Sport". 2008-09-07. Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. ^ a b "China State General Sports Administration". Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  3. ^ "China State General Sports Administration". 2008-12-06. Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  4. ^ 中国赛国乒选手相继退赛,樊振东后许昕宣布退出 (in Chinese). 乐视体育. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  5. ^ General Administration of Sport (2017-06-23). 体育总局:男乒运动员擅自弃赛极其错误 将严肃处理 (in Chinese). QQ News. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  6. ^ "PRC Government Structure Report, General Administration of Sport". 2008-11-28. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2020-05-08.

External linksEdit