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Oxford and Cambridge Boat race stopped by Protester
« on: April 07, 2012, 05:35:08 PM »
Every year for 157 years, Oxford and Cambridge boat race is held on the Thames.

This year saw a protester, who is against "elitism", manage to stop the 158th race by swimming in the middle of the Thames.  You can view the video HERE.

The race was stopped when the swimmer was spotted in the water.  The race was re-run but soon after the re-start there was a clash of oars and Oxford lost one of their paddles.  A restart was called for but the umpire would not restart the race. 

If that wasn't enough drama, after Cambridge romped home to win, one of the Oxford rowers collapsed in the boat and was rushed off to hospital.

Who would have thought that a boat race could have so much drama in it!

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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Boat race stopped by Protester
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 06:04:37 PM »
Crazy man, he could have lost his life there. He took the risk and he was well-aware of what he was doing. He surely is against "elitism". :)

I found their races quite interesting without all this drama.
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Boat race stopped by Protester
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 01:27:15 AM »
That was a pretty audacious move from that protester but stopping a race is not something I approve of. The two teams have worked hard all year for this event and getting stopped in the middle of it is not nice at all.
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Boat race stopped by Protester
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 04:52:10 AM »
yeah that was one crazy boat race, i hope that the rower that collapsed is ok, i saw it on the news.

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