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
answers
flagFrance
89%
1%
3%
3%
55
flagSpain
87%
3%
0%
6%
32
flagGreece
76%
7%
0%
7%
13
flagGermany
75%
4%
11%
7%
186
flagCanada
74%
5%
17%
0%
35
flagNorway
73%
3%
20%
3%
30
flagPoland
71%
8%
10%
7%
13933
flagthe United Kingdom
71%
7%
11%
8%
384
flagLithuania
71%
0%
7%
21%
14
flagDenmark
71%
0%
7%
7%
14
flagAustria
70%
7%
14%
3%
27
flagRepublic of Ireland
69%
11%
11%
6%
43
flagthe Netherlands
67%
6%
17%
8%
46
flagUnknown
64%
10%
15%
8%
848
flagItaly
65%
4%
19%
10%
47
flagRussia
57%
9%
9%
23%
21
flagthe United States
54%
16%
12%
14%
315
flagSweden
52%
10%
5%
26%
19
flagAustralia
42%
33%
9%
14%
21
flagIndia
39%
43%
10%
1%
58

Gender

men68%
women70%
chariot racing
68%
70%
javelin throw
9%
9%
discus throw
12%
11%
wrestling
9%
7%

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