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What was the penalty for cheating in the ancient Olympic games?

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2012-06-25 09:44:03
2012-06-25 09:44:03

If you were caught cheating, you had to pay fines and with that money, statues of Zeus were erected, known as the Zanes. Each of these statues were placed along the passageway that led to the stadium, with the name of the cheat inscribed on its base. To get to the competitions site, the athletes had to walk past all the statues. Also, if you cheated, you would never be allowed to compete again because cheating was considered disrespectful to the gods.

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