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Cheating in sport—from Emperor Nero to Donald Trump

Nero competed in the four-horse chariot race using a 10-horse chariot; Trump also allegedly "cheats like hell"

By Ian Irvine   May 2018

The Emperor Nero also cheated at sport. ©Storms Media Group / Alamy Stock Photo

Pausanias in his 2nd century AD guide to Greece mentions cheating at the Olympic Games: 

“On the way to the stadium at Olympia there is a stone terrace on which stand bronze images of Zeus. These were paid for with the fines imposed on athletes who wantonly violated the rules of the games. The first six were set up in the 98th Olympiad after Eupolus, a Thessalian, bribed his opponents in the boxing ring—Agetor, an…

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