Objective. To describe the factors underlying the success of Chinese athletes performances in the international sports arena.
Methods. Analysis of scientific literature data.
Results. Based on the analysis of the history of sport development in the country, experts have marked out many factors that determine success of the national team of China in the international sports arena. Among the most important reasons are state support for sport of high achievements, training sports reserve, scientific-methodical providing of sports training.
Conclusion. After the games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008, there are new trends in the development of sport in China: commitment to pluralism, decentralization and commercialization, the development of the sports industry, strengthening the representation and influence of the country in international sports organizations, active development of mass sports.