Winter Olympics 2018: Norway Remain Best in Class

Published February 15, 2018 by Sol FH

Winter Olympics 2018: Norway Remain Best in Class

The first week of the Winter Olympics is almost over, check out where your country stands.

It has been an incredible first six days in the Pyeongchang edition of the Winter Olympics. Norway has proven to be the nation to beat as they have remained in first place overall in the medal count with 16 (at the time of this article), including five gold medals, seven silver, and four bronze. The Norwegians always have a great team but this year they are dominating the games and don't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

The matter of overall medal count is one thing, but, the Germans are killing it with regards to the gold. The German team has eight gold medals including three for the Biathlon, one for Figure Skating, two on the Luge track, one for Nordic combined, and one for Ski Jumping. Norway and Germany have been the teams to beat this year, and so far the only nations within striking distance are the Netherlands (eleven medals), the Canadians (eleven medals), with the United States and Japan rounding out the top five with eight and seven medals respectively. 

Olympic Records

It has been a wild first week with big wins from some of the favorite winter athletes putting on a world-class show. Shaun White the American athlete won his third gold medal in his four Olympic appearances, after a stunning last run in the halfpipe yesterday. There have been numerous records smashed primarily in the speed skating department with twelve new Olympic Records being set this last week. 

Many More Medals to Win

One of the most exciting sports, the men's and women's ice hockey has begun and we can expect some fast-paced action on the ice this year. On the men's side, the Canadians are still the favorites to win. Even online bookmakers like 888 Sport is posting odds in the Canadians' favor. In fact, 888 Sport has posted individual player odds like Top Goal Scorer for each team, and for the Canadians, it is Linden Vey in the lead with 1.55, followed by Brandon Kozan at 2.40.

There are still a ton of Olympic events to come and even more wagering markets on offer. Betfair Sports has odds on all of the remaining events, whether that be Freestyle Skiing (David Wise to win at 3.75), or Cross Country Skiing 15km (Dario Cologna is the favorite at 3.50), or in the Skeleton (Sungbin Yin at 1.01 to win), and many more.

One of the biggest draws for online punters seeking to test their skill is the Winter Olympics 2018 Live Betting odds. Both 888 Sport and Betfair Sports are offering numerous live odds that are actually offered in real-time as the sporting event plays out. On either of these online bookmakers site's, punters will be able to click on Winter Olympics, and the live odds on offer will be at center screen. This is one of the most interactive ways to bet and an excellent way to increase the odds of earning winnings. 

With another 11 days left in the games, there are still hundreds of sporting events to play. Pick and choose whatever 

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