Olympic torch relay ban for UK Boat Race protester

The protester who disrupted the Boat Race between Oxford and

Cambridge universities has been banned from the London Olympic

torch relay route.

Trenton Oldfield jumped into the River Thames and swam cross the

path of the rowers halfway through the 158th Boat Race on April


The Australian, who was protesting against elitism and

privilege, entered no plea as he appeared at London’s Feltham

Magistrates’ Court to face a public order charge Monday.

He was granted bail until his next court appearance on May


The bail conditions include a ban on coming within 100 yards of

the roads that form the 8,000-mile torch relay across Britain and


It starts after the Olympic flame arrives at Land’s End in

Cornwall on May 19.