The build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games has hit fever pitch in Jamaica and Supreme Ventures has added to the excitement with the release of its highly anticipated sports betting odds, through their popular JustBet brand.
Odds are now out for the Men's and Women's 100M and 200M races; Swimming; Basketball; Football and Tennis. JustBet odds have also been released for the country to win the most medals, most Gold medals and Jamaica's total medal count.
Probably the most anticipated event on the track and field calendar at the games, the Men's 100M, sees defending champion and World Record holder Usain Bolt revealed as the favourite at odds of 1.55 (or 11/20), followed by World Champion and compatriot Yohan Blake (who defeated Bolt in both the 100M and 200M at the recently concluded Jamaican Trials) at odds of 2.75 (or 7/4). Tyson Gay is favoured at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1), while Justin Gatlin is at odds of 25.00 (or 24/1). Asafa Powell is listed at odds of 30.00 (or 29/1).
In the Men's 200M: Bolt is again the favourite at odds of 1.40 (or 2/5), followed by Blake at odds of 2.90 (or 19/10) and American Wallace Spearmon at odds of 18.00 (or 17/1).
In the Women's 100M: Defending champion and Jamaica's National Record holder Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is favoured at odds of 2.40 (or 7/5), while arch-rival and World Champion, American Carmelita Jeter is next at odds of 3.25 (or 9/4). Veronica Campbell-Brown is listed at odds of 6.00 (or 5/1), followed by Nigerian Blessing Okagbare at odds of 9.00 (or 8/1), Allyson Felix at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1), Kelly-Ann Baptiste at odds of 20.00 (or 19/1) and Kerron Stewart at odds of 40.00 (or 39/1).
In the Women's 200M: Felix, the four time World Champion in the event, is the favourite to win Gold at odds of 1.55 (or 11/20), followed by Jeter and defending Olympic champion Campbell-Brown, both at odds of 7.50 (and 13/2). Sanya Richards-Ross is listed at odds of 9.00 (or 8/1), as is Fraser-Pryce, who claimed the sprint double at the 2012 Jamaican Trials.
Odds on other track and field events will be released on Thursday July 26, 2012.
Meanwhile, over on the Football pitch, Brazil is favoured to win the men's Gold medal at odds of 2.40 (or 7/5), followed by European and World Cup champions Spain at odds of 3.25 (or 9/4). Spain won the men's Gold medal in the 1992 games held in Barcelona, while Brazil surprisingly, have never won a men's Olympic Gold medal in football. Other favourites are Uruguay at odds of 6.50 (or 11/2), Great Britain at odds of 10.00 (or 9/1), Switzerland at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1) and Mexico at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1).
2004 and 2008 Gold medalists Argentina failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
On the Tennis courts of the All-England Club, a star studded line-up of men and women will compete for the Olympic Gold medal. 2012 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is the co-favourite to win Gold along with 2012 Wimbledon champion and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, both at odds of 2.50 (or 3/2). Great Britain's Andy Murray is at odds of 6.00 (or 5/1), followed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at odds of 20.00 (or 19/1).
On the Women's side, 2012 Wimbledon champion and 14-time Grand Slam singles winner Serena Williams is the favourite at odds of 2.50 (or 3/2), followed by 2012 Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova both at odds of 5.50 (or 9/2) and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at odds of 6.50 (or 11/2).
On the Basketball courts, the USA Dream Team is the overwhelming favourite to defend their Olympic title in the men's event. The team is led by Lebron James and are favoured at odds of 1.15 (or 3/20) to win the title they reclaimed in 2008 after a surprising Bronze medal in 2004. Next are Spain, Silver medalists in 2008, at odds of 5.00 (or 4/1), followed by 2004 Gold medalists Argentina, France and Russia, each at odds of 25.00 (or 24/1).
In the Swimming pool, World Record holder Brazilian Cesar Cielo is favoured to win Gold in the Men's 50M freestyle at odds of 1.50 (or 1/2), followed by American Cullen Jones (the third African-American to ever make the U.S. Olympic swimming team), and the man nicknamed "The Missile" - Australian James Magnussen, both at odds of 5.00 (or 4/1). In the Men's 100M freestyle, Magnussen is the favourite at odds of 1.25 (or 1/4), followed by his Australian teammate James Roberts, and Cielo (who also holds the World Record in this event), both at odds of 6.00 (or 5/1).
In the 200M and 400M individual Medley events, American teammates and rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps will go head-to-head for Gold medal glory. In the 200M, both Lochte and Phelps (who won a record eight Gold medals at the 2008 games) are favoured at odds of 1.80 (or 4/5), while in the 400M, both swimmers are again favoured at odds of 1.80.
The country favoured to win most medals at the games is the USA at odds of 1.25 (or 1/4), followed by China at odds of 3.60 (or 13/5). The country favoured to win most Gold medals is again the USA at odds of 1.55 (or 11/20), followed by China at odds of 2.30 (or 13/10). The odds for Jamaica winning 0 to 9 total medals is 15.00 (or 14/1); 10 to 12 medals at odds of 2.70 (or 17/10) and 13 to 15 medals at odds of 2.10 (or 11/10).
A full list of the London 2012 Olympic Game events and odds are available in the JustBet sports betting programme, available at any JustBet sports betting location, or on-line at www.supremeventures.com/justbetprogrammes
JustBet's odds on the various Olympic Game events will be adjusted prior to each final, as the athletes progress through the heats and semi-finals of each event.
Fans can also come out to watch the London 2012 Olympic Game events in the ARENA Sports Bar locations at: Acropolis Barbican, Acropolis Portmore and Coral Cliff in Montego Bay.
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