Guide to Olympics Track & Field Online BettingPublished July 31, 2012 by OCR Editor
2012 Summer Olympics Track & Field Betting: Where to Bet?
Track & Field has traditionally been the Olympics most important discipline, showcasing the world's best athletes in a range of events in the main arena. This will be no different at the 2012 London Games, with Athletics to be held in week two.London 2012 Track & Field
Around 2,000 athletes from around the world will compete in the 2012 London Olympics Track & Field events, competing for 47 gold medals. Most of the events will be contested at London's spectacular Olympic Stadium, with the long-distance races and marathon to take place outside on The Mall.
All the usual events will be run here, including the men's and women's 100 meter and 400 meter sprints, 110 meter hurdles and marathons. Then of course there are the field events taking place in the middle of the stadium, like high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, discus throw, shot put and javelin.Where to Bet
William Hill, 888sport and bet365 Sports are three of the leading online sportsbooks offering you odds on every single Track & Field event. Use Hill's scroll-down menu to find the race or contest you wish to wager on. Just select men or women, athletics and then the specific event you are after.
William Hill Sports is offering online betting on gold medal winner and podium finish for the dozens of Olympic athletics events. Whether it is individual or team races, you can pick the participant you think will win or increase your chances (but lower your odds) by placing a wager on your choice to win any color medal.Selected Odds
The 100 meter sprint final is considered one of the Games' headline events, pitting the world's fastes men head-to-head on the one track. Reigning champ and world record holder Usain Bolt is Hill's 4/6 favourite, ahead of Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake, 6/4, American Tyson Gay, 10/1, and Justin Gatlin (USA), 20/1, and Asafa Powell (JAM), 33/1.
The women's 4x400m relay final will be a battle between three historically strong sprinting countries. The USA is 4/5 William Hill favorite, but in close pursuit are Russia, 4/1, and Jamaica, 6/1. Hosts Great Britain will also like their chances, even though they are at long 25/1 odds, while Ukraine will also provide competition at 33/1.