Nero often participated in the Olympic Games as a charioteer. During one of them he even carried a chariot drawn by ten horses. It did not matter to him that earlier he had criticized king Mithridates for exactly the same, claiming that just king wanted to show off. During the race, Nero dropped from the chariot and the servants had to help him get back to the platform.
Despite the fact that the emperor could not maintain the correct course and did not cross the finish line, he was considered the winner.
Suetonius, Nero, 24.2
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