Olympic Men's Giant Slalom Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – One event where the Americans may claim gold at the 2014 Olympics is the Men’s Giant Slalom. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ted Ligety is the favorite to win, as he has 7/10 odds. Other short odds to win are Marcel Hirscher (7/2) and Alexis Pinturault (7/1).
Ligety is an American skier who has won Olympic gold in the past, but not in the giant slalom. He is, however, the two-time defending world champion of this event.
Hirscher competes for Austria and he has never won an Olympic medal in his career. He did earn silver in the 2013 world championships for giant slalom and he has claimed junior world titles in the event in the past.
Pinturault competes for France and he won the 2009 and 2011 junior world championship in giant slalom, but he has not medaled at the next level in the event.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Sunday, Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. For a look at the odds to win gold in Men’s Giant Slalom in Alpine Skiing at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing Odds – Men’s Giant Slalom
Ted Ligety 7/10
Marcel Hirscher 7/2
Alexis Pinturault 7/1
Aksel Lund Svindal 14/1
Phillipp Schoerghofer 20/1
Thomas Fanara 20/1
Felix Neureuther 25/1
Manfred Moelgg 33/1
Marcus Sandell 33/1
Steve Missillier 33/1
Fritz Dopfer 40/1
Kjetil Jansrud 40/1
Benjamin Raich 50/1
Marcel Mathis 50/1
Massimiliano Blardone 50/1