Guide to Olympic Swimming Online Betting

Published July 29, 2012 by OCR Editor

Guide to Olympic Swimming Online Betting

2012 Summer Olympics Swimming Betting: Where to Bet?

Swimming is traditionally one of the big two disciplines - along with track and field - of Olympic events, and London 2012 will be no different as the world's best swimmers take to the pool to find out who's best.

London 2012 Swimming

The London 2012 Swimming competition will take place over eight days between July 28 and August 4, and it is sure to be just as exciting as in Beijing 2008 where 21 world records were broken, and American Michael Phelps set a new world record for the number of medals won by anyone as a single Games.

A total of 950 competitors will take part in 34 different events, with 32 of those taking place at the state-of-the art Aquatics Centre, and two marathon swimming events being held in Hyde Park. 166 nations will compete in Olympics swimming events this coming week.

Where to Bet

William Hill is making Olympics betting easier for customers, by offering a scroll-down menu with betting on every possible event. Simply choose the gender (male or female, obviously!), then the discipline (such as swimming), and then click through the available sports to decide where you wish to play a wager.

Bet365 Sports and 888sport are also offering betting on virtually every possible swimming event, so whether it's traditional classics like the Men's 4x100m freestyle relay you're after, or something as obscure as the podium finish of the women's 400 individual medley, you can find it there.

Selected Odds

The men's 4x100m freestyle relay is traditionally one of the races which attracts the most attention, as it pits the four best swimmers from each nation against each other. This race has historically been dominated by Australia and the US. This time is no different, as Hill is offering 8/11 odds on the Aussies, 9/4 on the US, 10/3 on France, and 10/1+ for the others.

888sport is offering five Olympic swimming specials, and not surprisingly two of them feature Michael Phelps. The American champ is 16/1 to win gold in all seven disciplines in which he competes, and 50/1 to come away from the Games with no gold medals to show for his efforts.

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See also

Complete Guide to Olympics Betting


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