Interesting Fact - Sport

Since the first Women's Boat Race, in 1927, the women's rowing teams from Oxford and Cambridge universities have never been permitted to race on the same course, on the same day, as the men.

(That will all change today, when for the first time ever female crews representing Oxford and Cambridge will row the four miles, 374 yards from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge, the Tideway, on the same day as the men, in front of a live TV audience.

The tide has changed, and another bastion of gender inequality in sport bites the dust. )