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After a hard day of bruising battle, ancient gladiators reached for a post-workout drink, according to an ancient account. New research backs that up.
October 27, 2014 Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.
July 27, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that athletes probably don't think of doping as cheating, whatever they or anyone else says. They are just doing what it takes to win because there is nothing to be gained from losing.
June 21, 2011 "Fate and the cunning treachery of the summa rudis killed me," reads the 1,800-year-old epitaph. The summa rudis — or referee — may have let the fight continue when he should have declared it over.
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