Biathlon Men's Ind. Odds

The longest running biathlon event of the Winter Olympics is the Men’s 20 Kilometer Individual Race, and the odds are out for which competitor will win the gold in this event.

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In this event, the 20-kilometer race is skied over five laps. The biathlete shoots four times at any shooting lane following each lap in the order of prone, standing, prone, standing, totaling 20 targets. For each missed target a fixed penalty time of one minute is added to the skiing time of the biathlete. Competitors' starts are staggered, normally by 30 seconds. The gold medal winner is the individual with the best overall time.

2008 world champion, Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway is favored to win the gold in this event.

Svendsen enters the Olympics with odds of 2/1 according to online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Other short odds to win are Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (4/1), Christoph Sumann (9/1), and Michael Greis (10/1).

Svendsen won the 2008 world championship in this event, but it is his only medal for the individual race in world competition. Svendsen is also among the favorites to win the pursuit and sprint events.

Bjoerndalen, another competitor from Norway, is the defending world champion in this event and also has a gold medal in this event from the 2002 Olympics. In the 2006 Olympics, he finished with the silver. In the 2008 world championships, Bjoerndalen finished second behind Svendsen in the 20km individual race.

Sumann, a biathlete from Austria, finished with the silver in two events in the 2009 world championships. Sumann has never medaled in this event on the world stage.

Greis, a biathlete from Germany, won the 2006 Olympic gold for this event and he also was the silver medalist for this race in the 2007 and 2005 world championships.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on the biathlon men’s 20km individual, see below.

Odds to win the gold medal in the Biathlon Men’s 20KM Individual event at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Emil Hegle Svendsen 2/1    

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen 4/1    

Christoph Sumann 9/1    

Michael Greis 10/1    

Ivan Tcherezov 15/1    

Tim Burke 15/1    

Field (Any Other Player) 15/1    

Simon Fourcade 15/1    

Dominik Landertinger 20/1    

Simon Eder 20/1    

Maxim Tchoudov 20/1    

Björn Ferry 25/1    

Evgeny Ustyugov 25/1    

Martin Fourcade 30/1    

Tomasz Sikora 30/1    

Arnd Peiffer 35/1    

Alexander Os 35/1    

Jakov Fak 50/1   

Christoph Stephan 50/1    

Michael Rösch 50/1    

Daniel Mesotitsch 50/1    

Halvard Hanevold 50/1    

Carl-Johan Bergmann 50/1    

Andriy Deryzemlya 50/1    

Friedrich Pinter 50/1    

Vincent Jay 75/1    

Vincent Defrasne 75/1    

Michal Slesingr 75/1    

Paavo Puurunen 100/1

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Posted: 1/29/10 2:56PM ET

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