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Athletics Betting Odds

Betting and Athletics do not necessarily go hand in glove, the general public only really gets interested in this sport very close to the main events and in particular the Olympics. The online bookmakers tend not to have much expertise in this sport and as such outside of the Olympics they generally do not get involved.

Olympics London 2012

The London Olympics while still some time away yet, is the event that will be covered by all the sports betting companies. As it is in London they will drum up interest in it through the main markets one of which is going to be who will win the most Gold Medals at the games. Other big markets will be the number of gold medals that the British team will win. The events that the British main contenders are competing in will also see a lot of interest as will the usual markets of the 100 Metres and 200 Metres and the Marathon.

As betting is becoming more of a popular past-time, naturally bets can be taken on athletics. You will find that a lot of the bookmakers on Betting Directory will have special bets available for the 2010 London Olympics. As soon as the bookmakers release these markets we'll promote the odds on this page.

Usain Bolt

The Jamaican sprinter emerged as a star at the 2008 Beijin Olympics and he is the one person that now stands above all others in the sport of Athletics. Should he remain fit he will be the key draw at the 2012 London games and the UK bookmakers are very aware of his appeal. They shall be offering all types of Athletics bets come 2012 and they will probably include odds on by what point of a second Usain will win the 100 and 200 Metres by.

Novelty Bets

This type of bet was really formulated by Paddy Power the Irish Bookie as something of a bit of a laugh to gain publicity for their organisation when they were trying to establish themselves in the UK. It took off just like the name and now these type of bets are expected for all the big events. There is no doubt that come June 2012 they will be offering odds on the colour of the Queens outfit for the opening ceremony and for that matter what Becks will be wearing! These are simply a fun way for everyone to have a bit of a giggle amongst the serious business of sports betting.

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