TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 736-743.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002877

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Review of Domestic Research on Issues of Sports and Geographical Space Based on Human Geography Perspective

CHEN Kunlun1a,2,LIU Xiaoqiong1a,CHEN Qingling1b,LI Jun3   

  1. (1.a.Faculty of Resources and Environmental Science;b.School of Foreign Languages,Hubei University,Wuhan 430062,China;2.Hubei Key Laboratory of Regional Development and Environmental Response,Wuhan 430062,China;3.Tianjin University of Sport,Tianjin 300381,China)
  • Received:2016-02-03 Online:2016-09-05 Published:2016-09-05

Abstract: Sports activities, as a main way to keep healthy, have been continuously becoming the focus of society and academic circles. Various disciplines are involved in sports research, of which the research on sports activities and geographical space expands the connotation of sports science. Based on collection and collation of domestic literature, this paper analyses the connotation of sports science, and then summarizes the topic for discussion about sports and geographical space from four aspects, including relations between sports talents, sports industry, sports activities and stadiums with geographical space. Research shows that sports talents, industry, activities and stadiums have strong geographic features and space directivity. The geographical distribution of sports talents is closely related to regional and urban culture and history. Sports industry is deeply influenced by the spatial distribution of basic-economic activities. The sports activities obviously have the characteristics of spatial heterogeneity. And the stadiums are an important kind of physical space in city. It is an important opportunity for the crossing of geography and sports science whose connotation is continuously developing. Human geography gains a competitive edge over these aspects such as disciplinary comprehension, perspectives, research methods and technical means. Therefore, it can help itself participate in sports research, and comprehensively explain and deeply analyze sports phenomenon.

Key words: Sport & PE, geographical space, human geography, interdisciplinary