Olympic Biathlon Odds - Men's Sprint
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – The Biathlon is a test of multiple skills. Here is a look at the odds to win the Men’s sprint in this year’s Sochi Olympics.
The sprint is a 10km race for men that is skied over three laps. Each athlete must shoot twice at any shooting lane. One shot is from a prone position and the other while standing, for a total of 10 shots. Each miss forces the athlete to complete a loop of 150 meters before continuing on to the course.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Martin Fourcade is the favorite to win this event, as he has 9/5 odds. Other short odds to win are Emil Hegle Svendsen (4/1) and Johannes T. Boe (8/1).
Fourcade is a French athlete that competed in the 2010 Olympics, placing 35th in this event. He has since won the 2012 world championship in the sprint and took second in 2011 and 2013.
Svendsen is a native of Norway and he won the silver in the sprint at the 2010 Olympics. He is the reigning world champion of this event and finished second in 2012 behind Fourcade.
Boe is a biathlete from Norway who is just 20 years of sage. He was the gold medal winner in the 2011 Junior Olympics and the 2012 champion in the sprint in the world juniors, but he has not competed successfully at this type of level.
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 10km Sprint in the Biathlon at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Biathlon Odds – Men’s 10km Sprint
Martin Fourcade 9/5
Emil Hegle Svendsen 4/1
Johannes T Boe 8/1
Tarjei Boe 14/1
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen 16/1
Evgeni Ustyugov 22/1
Anton Shipulin 25/1
Fredrik Lindstroem 25/1
Dmitry Malyshko 33/1
Jakov Fak 33/1
Ondrej Moravec 33/1
Andreas Birnbacher 40/1
Arnd Peiffer 40/1
Dominik Landertinger 40/1
Evgeniy Garanichev 40/1
Alex Boeuf 50/1
Lukas Hofer 50/1