Xiao Tian
Deputy Director of State General Administration of Sports
In office
August 2005 – June 2015
Personal details
Bengbu, Anhui
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)
ChildrenXiao Yang
Alma materBeijing Sport University

Xiao Tian (Chinese: 肖天; pinyin: Xiāo Tiān; born 1955) is a former Chinese fencer and sports administrator. He most recently held the post of the Deputy Director of the General Administration of Sport of China. On June 25, 2015, Xiao Tian was investigated by the Communist Party of China's anti-graft agency. He is the first high-ranking implicated official being examined from sports system after the 18th Party Congress in 2012.

The Chinese government announced in September 2015 that it was to try Xiao Tian for multiple instances of corruption.[1]


Before his political career, Xiao was a fencer in Anhui Fencing Team (安徽省击剑队). In 1977, Xiao Tian went to Beijing Sport University. He attend to National Sports Committee of China (today's State General Administration of Sports) in 1981. In 2005, Xiao became the Deputy Director of State General Administration of Sports.[2]

On May 17, 2015, Xiao Tian sent the outstanding contribution cup to retired hurdler Liu Xiang in Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.[3]

On June 25, 2015, Xiao Tian was placed under investigation by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[3] His wife, Tian Ye (田桦), Deputy Secretary of Chinese Equestrian Association, also was placed under investigation.[4]

On September 24, 2015, Xiao Tian was expelled from the Communist Party.[5] He was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison on December 26, 2016.[6]


  1. ^ "China Corruption: Olympic Committee Official Xiao Tian To Face Prosecution". International Business Times. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  2. ^ "肖天资料简历照片". Hangzhou Daily. 2010-07-30.
  3. ^ a b "国家体育总局副局长肖天被查". Beijing Times. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  4. ^ "肖天妻子或被协查". 太原晚报. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  5. ^ "国家体育总局原副局长党组成员肖天被开除党籍". CCDI. 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  6. ^ "体育总局原副局长肖天收受796万 获刑10年6个月". Sina. December 26, 2016.