The Winter Olympic 2010 is a fascinating event for all sports fans. Millions of people around the world will be following the action The Winter Olympics is often overlooked but when they come around in 2010, anticipation with be fever pitch as the flame travels to the host city of Vancouver. The only possible way to heighten that anticipation and excitement is by getting involved with online betting at several online sports betting sites and online casino providers.
The 2010 Winter Olympics are on the horizon and has unveiled Winter Olympics 2010 for a number of events, including men’s ice hockey. Anyone familiar with the National Hockey League (NHL) or ice hockey in general will not be shocked to see Canada as the overwhelming favorite to win the gold medal in men’s hockey.
The Canadian team is a -105 favorite in Olympic Hockey Betting odds at .The team expected to provide the biggest challenge to Team Canada is Russia, which is at +175, followed by Sweden at +425. The U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team is at +675, while the longest shot is Norway at +45000.
Other events that all online sports betting sites are currently taking bets on including alpine skiing, to curling, to biathlon and speed skating, the Winter Olympics are packed full of so many exciting and high octane events. You can bet on the Winter Olympics right now with current markets on the men’s downhill competition. Walchhofer is currently odds on online betting favourite boasting 9/2 that he wins the championship outright. Cuche and Miller follow closely behind at 6/1 but in the Olympics anything could happen.
The women’s slalom also has online betting available on Schild at 7/2 to take the overall contest. These are just a couple of examples of Skiing markets to bet on the Winter Olympics with. 8/11 online betting odds are given for Canada to win the men’s Curling contest with the women’s competition being lead in the favourites stakes also by Canada at 13/8. Speed Skating online betting includes Kramer at 5/2 to win the men’s 5000 metre contest! Bet on the Winter Olympics now at all sports betting sites and online casino providers, with Olympic standard online betting!
This will mark the first time since NHL players were given permission to play for their country in the Olympics that the games will be held in a NHL city. It will also be the first time the Winter Olympic hockey tournament has been played on a standard-sized NHL rink, which is smaller than Olympic or international rinks.
Teams qualified for the men’s tournament based on International Ice Hockey Federation world rankings for 2008. The men’s teams are split into three groups of four teams, with each team playing three games in the preliminary round. Teams are then ranked 1 to 12 based on points accumulated in the preliminary round.
Olympic sports betting will be popular all around the world, especially in the United States where people can watch hundreds of hours of coverage on NBC television. Anytime something is on television it is more popular in terms of gambling and that is the case with online sports betting lines for Olympics action. The summer Olympics don’t have quite the appeal of the winter Olympics but basketball and soccer are always popular and once the tennis competitors are narrowed down to the final four that also gets exciting.
Online betting for Olympics action may be focused on popular events like the mens basketball and men’s soccer, but don’t forget about other gambling Olympic sports lines on events like tennis, baseball, steeplechase, handball, volleyball, etc. The top four receive byes to the quarterfinals; the remaining eight play for the remaining four quarterfinal positions.