Which competition did Nero participate in the Olympic Games?

chariot racing
javelin throw
discus throw
wrestling
Nero enjoyed driving a one-horse chariot, singing to the lyre, and poetry. He was per­suad­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the Olympic Games of 67 in order to improve re­la­tions with Greece and display Roman dom­i­nance. As a com­peti­tor, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot and nearly died after being thrown from it. He also per­formed as an actor and a singer. Despite poor per­for­mances, he was chosen as a winner and paraded with olive wreath crowns when he returned to Rome.

Answers distribution

chariot racing
javelin throw
discus throw
wrestling
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flagFrance
89%
1%
3%
3%
55
flagSpain
85%
3%
0%
7%
28
flagUnknown
80%
8%
8%
2%
73
flagGermany
76%
3%
11%
8%
163
flagPoland
73%
8%
9%
7%
10467
flagCanada
72%
6%
18%
0%
33
flagNorway
72%
3%
20%
3%
29
flagDenmark
72%
0%
0%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
70%
8%
10%
8%
337
flagthe Netherlands
70%
5%
14%
8%
34
flagAustria
70%
7%
14%
3%
27
flagLithuania
69%
0%
7%
23%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
68%
13%
10%
7%
38
flagItaly
66%
4%
17%
11%
45
flagBelgium
58%
16%
8%
8%
12
flagRussia
57%
14%
7%
21%
14
flagthe United States
53%
17%
12%
15%
294
flagSweden
50%
14%
0%
28%
14
flagIndia
40%
43%
8%
1%
57
flagAustralia
40%
35%
10%
15%
20

Gender

men72%
women71%
chariot racing
72%
71%
javelin throw
8%
9%
discus throw
9%
11%
wrestling
9%
7%

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