Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

Unexploded WWII bomb found near start line of 163rd Boat Race

Unexploded WWII bomb found near start line of 163rd Boat Race

"This will be the toughest competition of my life", says Strictly champion Ore Oduba as he prepares to compete in the special Celebrity Boat Race this weekend.

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

In the women's race, Oxford defeated Cambridge easily after their boat sank in rough conditions. They beat the Italian National rowing crew in the preparatory race by two and half lengths scoring three wins on the round for the Oxford University's rowing crew.

What time do the races start?

The women's race at 4:35pm and the men's race around 5:35pm, every major news channel will do live coverage for this race.

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

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What is the history of this race?

Who is going to win the men's race?

The Men's and Women's Boat Races between Oxford and Cambridge are due to take place later in the afternoon. Will the Cambridge University win this year as well?

What will be the course of this race?

"Despite winning last year, the Light Blues are virtually friendless to win this year's race and with a biggest bet of just 28 pounds, they are being left in the wake of Oxford punters who are splashing the cash", said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

The Thames river tide will not recede until around 01:00 BST on Sunday.

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