‘A national disgrace’: Oxford rail at River Thames pollution ahead of Boat Race

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  • Oxford’s rowing coach critical after high levels of E coli detected
  • Race organisers have warned rowers against entering water

The University of Oxford’s rowing coach has called the pollution in the River Thames a “national disgrace” after high levels of E coli were found on the Boat Race course.

Sean Bowden, who has coached Oxford since 1997, also admitted that the health risks could also stop the tradition of the winning cox being thrown or jumping into the river.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/27/a-national-disgrace-oxford-rail-at-river-thames-pollution-ahead-of-boat-race under the title “‘A national disgrace’: Oxford rail at River Thames pollution ahead of Boat Race”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.