Women's Hockey Odds

One of the highlighted women’s sports in the 2010 Winter Olympics is Ice Hockey, and the odds are out for which team is most likely to take home the gold.

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Eight teams are placed into two groups for this sport. Each group then goes through round robin play and the top two teams from each group are placed into a four-team bracket where the winner of the tournament wins the gold medal.

In this Olympics, Canada is favored to win the gold with odds of 8/15 according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are the United States (11/8), Finland (14/1), and Sweden (16/1).

Canada has won the last two Olympic gold medals after taking silver in 1998, the first year that women’s hockey was an Olympic event. Canada has won the silver in the last two world championships.

After taking home gold in the 1998 Olympics, the United States has come up with silver in 2002 and bronze in 2006. The U.S. has won the world championships in women’s hockey in 2009 and 2008.

Finland took home bronze in 1998, but finished in fourth place in the last two Olympics. Finland has won bronze in the last two world championships.

Sweden won the silver medal in the 2006 Olympics and won bronze in 2002. In world championship play, Sweden has finished out of the medal race the last two years.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on women’s ice hockey, see below.

Odds to win the gold medal in Women’s Ice Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Canada Women 8/15    

USA Women 11/8    

Finland Women 14/1    

Sweden Women 16/1    

Russia Women 40/1    

Switzerland Women 40/1

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Posted: 1/20/10 1:47PM ET

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