Unexploded World War Two 'bomb' found in River Thames before Boat Race

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races

Who will win this century's long competition?

The 163rd Boat Race takes place on Sunday 2 April, switching from its usual Saturday afternoon slot two years ago.

Police say that they will have to wait until the tide goes out at approximately 1am before they can assess the situation and potentially remove the bomb.

Just like every year, thousands will march to the banks of river Thames to observe the annual Boat Race 2017; this will be the 163 Boat Race between the Cambridge and the Oxford University.

The race between two of the world's most famous universities marks the start of the so-called English season of typically British social and sporting events that take place during the spring and summer each year and include the Chelsea Flower Show, the tennis at Wimbledon and horse racing at Royal Ascot.

Both the men and women now row the same course.




It will be a four and a quarter mile race and the finish line will be near the Chiswick Bridge.

Large crowds of people are set to gather around the area in order to watch the race, with over 5,000 people listed as attending on the Facebook event and many more expected.

The Cambridge crew celebrate during a year ago 's victory in the annual Boat Race.

What is the history of this race?

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

It means the Cambridge boat will be renamed in time for the 190th anniversary of the race in 2019.

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