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

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All eyes will be on the River Thames once more as the Light Blues face their Dark Blue rivals once again.

An unexploded World War Two bomb has been discovered near Putney Bridge the day before the Boat Race.

In the women's race, Oxford defeated Cambridge easily after their boat sank in rough conditions.

At this stage, the event is still scheduled to go ahead as planned, but race organisers said they would not make a final decision until Sunday at the earliest. 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.

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It will be the 163rd time the two universities met for the race, which is four miles long and goes from Putney and ends in Mortlake. This year the event will be held on Sunday 2 April 2017.

The race, in its 158th year, sees the women's even start at 4.35pm and the men's race following shortly after at 5.35pm.

This year the Boat Race 2017 is known as the "Cancer Research UK Boat Race", this competition of generations between men began in the year 1829 and between the women began in the year 1927.

At this year's men's race, Oxford will try to get revenge on Cambridge after the university achieved its first victory since 2012 the year before.

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