by Renee Israel
The 2012 London Olympics kick off in less than two weeks, and in preparation,
some bookmakers are offering odds on which countries will win the most the
UK bookmakers are offering odds on the outcome of most events during the 2012
Olympic games, arguably the biggest sporting event of the decade. As a result,
punters can find odds on a multitude of special Olympic markets, including the
option to bet on 2012 Olympic medals.
Ladbrokes online and land-based bookmaker, for example, is offering odds on
which countries will walk away with the most medals by the end of the games,
with Great Britain leading the way versus Australia.
Olympic Medals Betting Odds
Great Britain vs Australia
GB - 1/8
Australia - 9/2
Italy vs France
Italy - evens
France - 8/11
China vs USA
China - 6/5
USA - 8/13
Bet on GB Olympics Medals
Great Britain did well in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, bringing home 19 gold
medals in total. This time around Ladbrokes is offering London Olympics betting
odds of 1/3 that Team GB will beat that number, with odds of 9/4 that it won't.
Odds on Great Britain total gold medals at Ladbrokes as follows:
Under 10 gold medals - 66/1
10 - 12 gold medals - 25/1
13 - 15 gold medals - 12/1
16 - 18 gold medals - 5/1
19 - 21 gold medals - 10/3
22 - 24 gold medals - 3/1
25 - 27 gold medals - 4/1
28 - 30 gold medals - 6/1
31 - 33 gold medals - 10/1
over 33 gold medals - 25/1
Great Britain Gold Medal Athlete Odds
Bookmaker Coral has gone one step further and is offering odds on the
respective Team GB athletes who are expected to win gold medals.
For example, odds of 7/4 are offered both on Anthony Joshua (Men's Super
Heavyweight Boxing) and Mo Farah (Men's 10,000 m) that they will bring home a
Other odds offered include 9/4 on Tom Daley (Men's Individual 10 m platform)
and the Women's Sprint Team (Track Cycling).
Coral is also offering odds of 2/1 each that Keri-Anne Payne will win the
Women's 10,000 m Open Water Swimming event, while Mark Cavendish will win the
Men's Road Race.
Some of the highest hopes for Great Britain gold medals are the Men's
Football team, thanks to its host country advantage, two-time Olympic champion
swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Carl Hester and his horse, Liebling in the Dressage
category and Olympic kayaking medalist, Tim Brabants.
Punters should check out top notch UK bookmakers, most of which are offering
great odds on the upcoming Olympic Games in London on July 27th.