Diego Maradona still represents the ideal of the creative, charming, and rebellious Argentine footballer. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is in many ways the opposite of the iconic Argentine "pibe." Is that why his home country remains cool toward him?
Winner of six consecutive wrestling titles, Milo of Croton was one of most celebrated athletes of the ancient Olympics. He was known for his great strength as well as his great appetite – it was said he could eat forty pounds of food and drink eight quarts of wine at a single meal.