Betting odds for Olympics Track and Field (Athletics) events at the include a variety of events in track and field. As such, we will see a ton of betting lines formed stemming from the various competitions throughout the course of the games. These events are grouped under the 'athletics' subgrouping, but there will be individual betting odds formed for many of these track and field events, usually odds to win the gold medal.
Current Track & Field Betting Lines - 2012 London Summer Olympics
Bet 365 Sportsbook has already formed odds to win some of the athletics events, which are available to be wagered on now... most notably the Men's and Women's 100m. Be sure to check out our recommended sportsbooks for these odds, as well as staying up with OlympicBettingOdds.com for the most current betting lines for all of the different athletic events at the London games.
The betting odds for the Men's 100m at the 2012 London Olympics have been set, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the favorite to win the gold. Bolt won the gold in Beijing in 2008, and is better than an even money favorite at 5/6 on betting odds available at Bovada Sportsbook. Bolt's teammate Yohan Blake appears to be his nearest competition according to oddsmakers, set at 8/5 on the payout to capture Olympic gold. Tyson Gay from the United States rounds out the top-three favorites, but is set well back at 12/1 on the payout. The 100m Final will be held on Sunday, August 5.
The Women's 100m Final betting odds at the 2012 London Olympics have been set, and just like in the men's Final, it's the country of Jamaica at the top of the list of favorites. That would be Shelly Ann Fraser, who is set as an 11/8 favorite to capture Olympic gold for her and her country. But Fraser will not be without serious competition, most notably from Carmelita Jeter from the United States. Not far behind Fraser on the betting line, Jeter is going off at 3/2. The women's 100m Final will be held on Saturday, August 4.
Popular Betting Odds For 2012 Olympic Track & Field Events