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Olympic Games Betting

Olympic Games Betting

Usain Bolt picked up three gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay

The 2012 Olympics will be a memorable event in Britain, and with events such as athletics to swimming, cycling to volleyball; there are plenty of betting markets for punters to explore. While the British economy receives a massive financial boost, so can the wallets of punters, with Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah sure to attract plenty of money in the Olympic Games betting.

British athletes to play a leading role in Olympic betting

There is certainly the argument that if British athletes cannot get up and motivated for their home Olympics in London, then they will never be in the frame of mind to produce their best. Buoyed on by a loud home crowd, the likes of Ennis, Farah and Phillips Idowu will be among the favourites of the home athletes to do the business on the track. However, Hannah England will want more success after a silver at the World Championships in Daegu and Dai Green will want a big performance in the 400m hurdles. Successful Olympic bets will certainly make these medal-winning performances that touch more special.

Usain Bolt will light up the Olympic Games betting

He’s the biggest name in athletics and when Usain Bolt runs in the 100m and 200m, audiences are captivated by his speed and showmanship. His Olympic odds are likely to be very short on the day but an accumulative bet on Bolt winning the 100m and 200m could reap rewards, while Jamaica will also be popular in the 4x100m relay, with Bolt joining the likes of Asafa Powell and World Championships 100m champion Yohan Blake.

Check out the specials markets within the Olympic Games betting

Great Britain’s performance at the Olympics is always scrutinised closely and the 2012 Olympics will be no different. Having won 19 gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there are almost certain to be Olympic Games betting specials on whether this figure can be eclipsed.

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