This study attempts to approach sports from a ethical viewpoint, in keeping with the current trend of academic convergence. Preceding researches on the ethical issues of sports typically brought up the several critical issues like biased judgment, drug use, beating and gender discrimination, and tried suggest ethical standards in order to overcome such problems. However, it is often unclear to determine either ‘right' or 'wrong' without disputes. In particular, in the contemporary society, too much emphasis on the outcome of sports and disregards of the essence in sports, inevitably, results in ethical disputes among parties. Such situations, of course, are not limited to sports. Facing such incommensurable ethical judgements, A. MacIntyre proposes 'virtue ethics' as an alternative ethics applicable to sports. Based on MacIntyre's virtue ethics, sport science researchers like P. Arnold has also proposes a new sports ethics. When compared to the 'act-centered’ ethics, Virtue ethics are 'agent-oriented' approach of ethics in an effort to settle the ethical conflicts of the contemporary society. First, the necessity for applying MacIntyre's virtue ethics to sports was introduced by recognizing current problems. Then, discussions about the necessity of recovering the essence of sports followed. In particular, through the reinterpretation of 'sports' based on the concept of 'practice' proposed by MacIntyre in his definition of virtue, an effort was made to diagnose the problems of current sports and suggest a possible solutions. Thus, this paper concentrates mainly on re-establishment of sports through the introduction of virtue ethics and the concept of virtue, and tries to avoid the conventional introduction and interpretation of sports ethics as an applied ethics. The overall discussion puts significant emphasis on the convergence of sports and virtue ethics to evade the negative viewpoints toward sports, and to reestablish the original form of “healthy life,' the essence of sports.