Troilus of Elis

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Troilus of Elis was an ancient Greek athlete from Elis who participated at the ancient Olympic Games. He gained controversy by being a referee who won two equestrian events at the 372 BC games. After that a law banned referees from competing. His story has at times been used to show the ancient games had a "win at any cost" mindset quite different from the modern Olympic ideal.

External links

  • Equestrian site
  • The Telegraph on how "Winning matters" at the Ancient Olympics
  • Ancient Olympic results without comment at Sikyon

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