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Department of Mathematics, University of Golestan, P.O.Box 155, Gorgan, Iran.


Let $p:X\lo B$ be a locally trivial principal G-bundle and $\wt{p}:\wt{X}\lo B$ be a locally trivial principal $\wt{G}$-bundle. In this paper, by using the structure of principal bundles according to transition functions, we show that $\wt{G}$ is a covering group of $G$ if and only if $\wt{X}$ is a covering space of $X$. Then we conclude that a topological space $X$ with non-simply connected universal covering space has no connected locally trivial principal $\pi(X,x_0)$-bundle, for every $x_0\in X$.