At the beginning of any discussion about Olympic games betting odds is that there are two types of ways to wager on them. First, there...Continue Reading
Simone Biles has to be excited about the Olympic betting news that is circulating the wire. Biles is coming off a breathtaking performance down in...Continue Reading
Olympic betting fans are getting ready for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games to begin this February 9th. They will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea...Continue Reading
The City of Angels’ Olympic Games betting odds of hosting the 2024 Summer Games have taken a blow following president Trump’s Alhambra Decree, err, executive...Continue Reading
Sports betting fans get a little treat every four years when the quadrennial Games of the Olympiad are held giving sportsbook users the ability to bet on Olympic events. While most athletes compete in tournaments around the year there is something entirely different about representing your country on an international stage. Some might argue that the stakes are raised as athletes are playing out of patriotism, not monetary compensation.
Scottish Andy Murray has to believe that his Olympics betting odds have taken a turn for the better now that Swiss Roger Federer has pulled a Tiger Woods and announced he will miss the Rio Olympics – along with the remainder of the 2016 season – in order to properly and extensively rehab his torn meniscus following surgery earlier in the year. Federer’s absence should leave Murray sitting in the catbird seat as the Scotsman looks to win a second gold medal. As fans of Olympics betting might remember, and as fate would have it, Murray defeated Federer of all people in the finals of the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
If Russian athletes were to be banned from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic games – as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suggested – that would considerably chance the landscape of the competition, including and not limited to sports betting. WADA has called for the ban as a result of a 103-page report from Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, who found evidence of systematic, state-supported cheating by Russia's athletes during the Sochi Winter Olympics. How would the Games be affected if the International Olympic Committee heeded WADA’s recommendation? Let’s imagine an alternate reality in which Russia did not attend the 2012 London Olympics.