Olympic sports betting events have many elements that not all of them have to do with sporting competition. Of course Olympic sports betting is still primarily about the competition, but this year several unconventional elements could factor into the Olympic sports wagering. Environmental conditions and politics don’t often rear their heads in the Olympic sports betting, but that could all change this year.
The Beijing Olympics will not be the first time that sport and politics have mixed in the Olympic sports wagering. The LA Olympics sports wagering was boycotted by the USSR, which of course was simply returning the favor the US athletes boycotting the 1980 Olympic sports betting. And the Munich games were rocked by the shooting tragedies that resulted from the Israeli-Arab conflict which relegated the Olympic sports wagering too little importance.
The Chinese government will rule over the Olympic sports wagering competition with an iron fist and violence is not expected. However, environmental concerns that have been voiced regarding the Olympic sports wagering could have a major impact on the Olympic sports betting. Several high profile athletes in the distance running events have already said they would not participate in the Olympics sports wagering due to health concerns. The air quality in Beijing is among the worst in the world and many athletes are fearful that exposing their respiratory system so such risks in the Olympic sports wagering would be too risky.
Only time will tell if the poor air quality will have a large impact on the Olympic sports betting competition or not, but it should handicap every athlete equally, so even if they performances are affected negatively in the Olympic sports wagering, it will be equal for everyone.
But air quality is hardly the only environmental concern for Olympic sports wagering fans as the water quality for the rowing has also been brought into the spotlight. A huge algae bloom has infested the rowing area near the sea off of Qingtao and even though the rowing events are not top flight Olympic sports wagering events, they could be severely hindered by the green gunk that is floating in their Olympic sports betting course.