Sports Minister Helen Grant has described sexist remarks allegedly made by Premier League chief Richard Scudamore as "completely unacceptable and very disappointing".
Mr Scudamore apologised after the controversial comments about women were uncovered from private emails leaked to the Sunday Mirror.
In a statement, Helen Grant said: "I am determined to do all I can to help tackle all forms of discrimination in sport.
"There is absolutely no place for it and all of us working in sport need to pull together on the issue. There is no room for complacency."
The Victims' Minister Helen Grant says that the government will push for a new code of practice which would enshrine the rights of victims to receive extra help and support.
People who have made complaints of sexual assault would be entitled to specialist care before trial under the new proposals.