Olympic Figure Skating Betting Odds For Beijing 2022
Watching figure skaters move gracefully across the ice while performing a multitude of acrobatics is one of the most popular sports at the Winter Games, being one of the original sports in the 1924 Olympic Games. In anticipation of being mesmerized by an athlete's every move, avid fans can also be learning more about the Olympic Figure Skating betting odds for Beijing 2022. It is never too early to turn your favorite game into a lucrative hobby by placing money down on the line. The key is to know where to bet, and where to find Olympic gaming sites that accept players from all over the world.
As we countdown to see the top figure skaters from every nation hit the ice and be graded on their triple flips, the Olympic betting odds have plenty of information to handicap with. Betting lines for Beijing 2022 for figure skating are constantly updated on this page.
Olympic Figure Skating Betting Odds For Beijing 2022
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What Events Makeup Figure Skating at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games?
The Olympic Figure Skating betting odds for Beijing 2022 will be categorized by each event. Figure Skating consists of five total events utilizing different partnerships and types of skating. Athletes wear ice skates while performing specific programs that are judged for their precision, execution, and artistry amongst other factors. There are individual single skating events, up-tempo ice dance where men and women dance together, pair skating where men and women skate in doubles, and the final team event.
Within the single skating event, there is a men’s category and a women’s category. The athletes must perform a short program and a free skate. Jumps, spins, flips, and other elements must be included in the performance.
In pair skating, men and women skate together. The program consists of a short program and a free skating program, where the pair must perform throw jumps, death spirals, overhead lifts, and other technical maneuvers to be judged on.
The team event gives a country the chance to earn another Olympic medal during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. A nation will choose its best athletes from each event, where judges will then rank the team according to the sum of scores from the men’s, ladies’, pairs, and ice dance events.
Ice dancing draws inspiration from ballroom dancing and is performed by a male/female duo. There are two components of the ice dance – short dance and free dance. Judges will pay particular attention to the precision of the steps that the skaters use in their routines. Ice dancing is one of the most popular categories of Olympic Figure Skating betting odds for Beijing 2022.
What Are The Rules For Olympic Figure Skating?
How well a skater follows program rules will be a major factor in their overall score and Olympic Figure Skating betting odds for Beijing 2022. The rules for Olympic figure skating differ depending on the type of program that must be completed. All of the events must include a short program and some sort of free dance or skate. For the first time in Olympic history, skaters are permitted to use music with lyrics in all five events. Up until the 2018 Winter Games, such music was only permitted for ice dancing.
Men’s, ladies, and pairs short programs last no more than 2 minutes, 50 seconds. The men’s and pairs free skate lasts up to 4 minutes, 40 seconds, while the ladies’ free skate has a 4 minute, 10 second cut off.
The ice dance short program is anywhere from 2:40 to 3 minutes, with the skaters not leaving their partners for more than 5 seconds. Rhythmically, the music must be a Rhumba but can also feature other Latin American beats. For the free dance component of the ice dance, the only musical requirement is that it is attention-grabbing and has a defined beat.
How Is Olympic Figure Skating Judged?
Two scores are used to judge the competitors, a Technical Element Score (TES) and a Program Components Score (PCS). The TES is decided by a 3-person technical panel and a 9-person judging panel. The technical panel assesses elements such as spins, jumps, flips, and footwork, while the judging panel focuses on execution.
The PCS is based on the overall presentation and artistry. Nine judges will create marks for skating skills, transitions, performance, composition, and interpretation. A computer will randomly eliminate scores from two of the nine judges. The highest and lowest scores are dropped, and the remaining five are averaged for a total score out of 10.
The Total Segment Score (TSS) is used to determine a skater’s score, which is the TES and the PCS combined. Applicable deductions – time limit violations, wardrobe malfunctions, falls, etc. - are subtracted from the TSS for the final score. The Olympic Figure Skating betting odds for Beijing 2022 are based on the scores recorded for each event.
Can American Players Legally Wager on the 2022 Beijing Figure Skating Event?
There are multiple places to wager on the 2022 Beijing figure skating events. With over half the country having legal regulated sports betting, online sportsbooks are another method for legal betting on Olympic figure skating. With a longstanding history of providing Olympic betting odds to USA players, betting on figure skating has never been easier with the sheer number of options. Through our own experience, the featured Olympic betting site with the best reviews always lands at Bovada. Customer service and ease of payout are two considerations we take when making a recommendation, so you do not have to worry about being disappointed in those areas.
Americans To Medal in Olympic Figure Skating
American Men With Figure Skating Medals
|Evan Lysacek||Gold||2010 Vancouver|
|Timothy Goebel||Bronze||2002 Salt Lake City|
|Paul Wylie||Silver||1992 Albertville|
|Brian Boitano||Gold||1988 Calgary|
|Scott Hamilton||Gold||1984 Sarajevo|
|Charles Tickner||Bronze||1980 Lake Placid|
|Timothy Wood||Silver||1968 Grenoble|
|Scott Allen||Bronze||1964 Innsbruck|
|David Jenkins||Gold||1960 Squaw Valley|
|Hayes Alan Jenkins||Gold||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|Ronnie Robertson||Silver||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|David Jenkins||Bronze||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|Dick Button||Gold||1952 Oslo|
|James Grogan||Bronze||1952 Oslo|
|Dick Button||Gold||1948 St. Moritz|
American Women With Figure Skating Medals
|Sasha Cohen||Silver||2006 Turin|
|Sarah Hughes||Gold||2002 Salt Lake City|
|Michelle Kwan||Bronze||2002 Salt Lake City|
|Tara Lipinski||Gold||1998 Nagano|
|Michelle Kwan||Silver||1998 Nagano|
|Nancy Kerrigan||Silver||1994 Lillehammer|
|Nancy Kerrigan||Bronze||1992 Albertville|
|Kristi Yamaguchi||Gold||1992 Albertville|
|Debi Thomas||Bronze||1988 Calgary|
|Rosalynn Sumners||Silver||1984 Sarajevo|
|Linda Fratianne||Silver||1980 Lake Placid|
|Dorothy Hamill||Gold||1976 Innsbruck|
|Janet Lynn||Bronze||1972 Sapporo|
|Peggy Fleming||Gold||1968 Grenoble|
|Carol Heiss||Gold||1960 Squaw Valley|
|Barbara Roles||Bronze||1960 Squaw Valley|
|Tenley Albright||Gold||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|Carol Heiss||Silver||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|Tenley Albright||Silver||1952 Oslo|
|Maribel Vinson||Bronze||1936 Lake Placid|
|Beatrix Loughran||Bronze||1928 St. Moritz|
|Beatrix Loughran||Silver||1924 Chamonix|
|Theresa Weld||Bronze||1920 Antwerp|
American Teams With Figure Skating Medals
|Team Event||Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani||Bronze||2018 Pyeongchang|
|Ice Dance||Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani||Bronze||2018 Pyeongchang|
|Ice Dance||Meryl Davis & Charlie White||Gold||2014 Sochi|
|Team Event||Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown, Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir, Meryl Davis & Charlie White||Bronze||2014 Sochi|
|Ice Dance||Meryl Davis & Charlie White||Silver||2010 Vancouver|
|Ice Dance||Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto||Silver||2006 Turin|
|Pairs||Jill Watson & Peter Oppegard||Bronze||1988 Calgary|
|Pairs||Kitty Carruthers & Peter Carruthers||Silver||1984 Sarajevo|
|Pairs||Vivian Joseph & Ronald Joseph||Bronze||1964 Innsbruck|
|Ice Dance||Colleen O'Connor & James Millns||Bronze||1964 Innsbruck|
|Pairs||Nancy Ludington & Ronald Ludington||Bronze||1960 Squaw Valley|
|Pairs||Karol Kennedy & Peter Kennedy||Silver||1952 Oslo|
|Pairs||Beatrix Loughran & Sherwin Badger||Silver||1936 Lake Placid|
- Sonja Henie, a Norwegian three-time Olympian and film star, made her debut at the Chamonix Games in 1924.
- Tara Lipinski took over Henie’s title as youngest female Olympian by winning gold in 1998 at the age of 15.
- Figure skating earns the title as the oldest sport included in the Olympics, making its debut in the 1908 London Games and then in Chamonix in 1924.
- Ice dancing was added to the event schedule in 1976 and has been well revered ever since.
- There was a complete overhaul of the old 6 point scoring system after a vote-swapping incident in 2002, and now skaters are awarded technical points along with five other components.
- There have been 17 consecutive Olympic Winter Games where a U.S. figure skater has won at least one medal.
- Over 178 million Americans watched the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and participation is expected to increase for PyeongChang 2018.
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Figure Skating Schedule For Beijing 2022
Fri - Feb 4
- Team Event - Men Single Skating - SP
- Team Event - Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance
- Team Event - Pair Skating -Short Program
Sun - Feb 6
- Team Event - Women Single Skating - SP
- Team Event - Pair Skating - Free Skating
Mon - Feb 7
- Team Event - Men Single Skating - FS
- Team Event - Ice Dance - Free Dance
- Team Event - Women Single Skating - FS
Tue - Feb 8
- Men Single Skating - Short Program
Thu - Feb 10
- Men Single Skating - Free Skating
Sat - Feb 12
- Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance
Mon - Feb 14
- Ice Dance - Free Dance
Tue - Feb 15
- Women Single Skating - Short Program
Thu - Feb 17
- Women Single Skating - Free Skating
Fri - Feb 18
- Pair Skating - Short Program
Sat - Feb 19
- Pair Skating - Free Skating
Sun - Feb 20
- Exhibition Gala