Minister defends 'feminine sports' comments

Sports minister Helen Grant has said her comments about getting women into sport have been 'taken out of context'.

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Disappointing to see comments I made to the Telegraph on women in sport now taken completely out of context.

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Was making the point that there is a sport or type of physical activity out there for all women.

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For some women it will be traditional sports like tennis or football, for others extreme sports like freestyle skiing and for others dance.

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Minister: Women should be offered 'feminine' sports

Feminine sports like Zumba and cheerleading should be offered to more women in a bid to narrow the gender gap in sport, the minister for sport and equality has suggested.