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Former minister criticises 'risk averse' sport culture

7 April 2014 Last updated at 11:57 BST

The former Sports Minister, Richard Caborn, has claimed that health and safety regulations are making it increasingly "difficult" to host sporting events.

It comes after the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 6 March was cancelled due to a shortage of water.

The former Sheffield Labour MP, who joined the rebel runners, said it was an example of an unnecessarily "risk averse" attitude to sport.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "We are so risk averse. There are kids who ought to be playing sport that have been dissuaded because we are so PC it's unbelievable."