Saturday, 29 April, 2017

Unexploded Second World War bomb found in Thames ahead of Boat Race

Arthur Frazier | 02 April, 2017, 01:29

Race director Michelle Dite said: "At this stage the races will go ahead as planned", the BBC reported.

It means Oxford will take on a "Cambridge & Peterborough" crew in the historic race on the Thames in future years. "We have been persuaded that renaming the light blue boat is in the region's best interests and so this weekend's race will be the last between Cambridge and Oxford".

The discovery of an unexploded bomb dating from the Blitz has raised a question mark over the University Boat Race this Sunday (2 April).

Oxford University are favorite to win Saturday's Boat Race against its arch-rival Cambridge University.

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Ashton Brown, the Cambridge women's president, was in that boat, and despite ending up in hospital a week later with pneumonia, she is one of two members of the crew returning this year, along with the Frenchwoman Myriam Goudet.

The Boat Race changes time and date each year due to two factors - university timetables and tide times.

There are two sides of the River Thames course the Surrey side and the Middlesex side, the surrey side comprising of Putney and Barnes and the Middlesex side comprising of Fulham/Chiswick side. Let's see if this turnover for this race surpasses the turnover for the referendum, well this was pun intended.

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