With the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, there are sure to be numerous Olympic betting opportunities available across the large selection of sports that will play a part in proceedings. Events are scheduled to get underway on July 27 when the opening ceremony will take place, with the closing ceremony to round off London’s third Olympics set for August 12. In total, 26 sports and 38 disciplines will be involved in the Olympics betting.
Gold medals to play a leading role in Olympics betting.
The high number of events in the Olympic betting means that 302 gold medals will be handed out in London. Athletics is easily the biggest event with 47 gold medals to be won, while swimming will see 36 gold medals won if synchronised swimming is included in this area. Among the more unique events to feature in the Olympics calendar are handball, water polo and modern pentathlon. Cycling and rowing have often proved the most productive for British gold medals in the most recent Olympic Games.
Focus on top-ranked competitors in 2012 Oympics betting
It is virtually guaranteed that the number-one ranked athletes in each discipline and event will be among the favourites in the 2012 betting. Usain Bolt’s odds are certain to be short in the men’s 100m, while Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis will be the focus of much of the patriotic 2012 betting as she bids for victory in the heptathlon. Away from athletics, Rebecca Adlington is sure to be in contention in various swimming disciplines, while Tom Daley could have reached his peak to win gold at diving.
Sure to be Great Britain specials in 2012 betting
With Great Britain having won 19 gold medals across all the disciplines at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, there are sure to be 2012 betting odds available for this number to be broken. Other alternate betting possibilities could include which colour medal Team GB will win the most of between gold, silver and bronze, whether Great Britain will win more gold medals than any other European country or whether Team GB will fare better than another country directly in a head-to-head battle to see who wins the most gold medals.