Men's Skeleton Odds

Speed and plenty of danger is what the Men’s Skeleton is all about, and the odds are out for which competitor is most likely to win gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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In this event, a skeleton slider grasps the handles on either side of their sled, and get off to a running start that is about 50 meters in length. The competitor then dives head first onto the sled. Sliders lie on their stomachs and steer with slight shifts to their body. The event consists of four heats held over two days, timed electronically to 0.01 seconds. The individual with the lowest combined time wins the gold medal.

The defending World Cup champion, Martins Dukurs, is favored to win the gold.

Dukurs has odds of 3/2 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Jon Montgomery (13/5), Frank Rommel (6/1), and Jeff Pain (15/2).

Dukurs, who represents Latvia, competed in the 2006 Olympics, where he finished seventh. Since then he has improved and he won the 2009-10 World Cup overall championship.

Montgomery competes for Canada and was a two-time silver medalist in the 2008 World Championships, with one coming in the skeleton. He also finished second in the 2007-08 World Cup.

Rommel competes for Germany and he finished 24th in the 2006 Winter Olympics. He took the bronze in the 2008 World Championships for the skeleton and also won the gold in the 2009 World Championships for the mixed event.

Pain competes for Canada and was the silver medalist in the 2006 Olympics. He also is a two-time world champion, winning in 2003 and 2005.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which competitor will win the men’s skeleton, see below

Odds to win Men’s Skeleton at 2010 Winter Olympics

Martins Dukurs (LAT) 3/2 

Jon Montgomery (CAN) 13/5 

Frank Rommel (GER) 6/1 

Jeff Pain (CAN) 15/2 

Sandro Stielicke (GER) 8/1 

Alexander Tretiakov (RUS) 12/1 

Michi Halilovic (GER) 12/1 

Kristan Bromley (GBR) 12/1 

Gregor Staehli (SUI) 16/1 

Eric Bertonas ( USA) 18/1

Zach Lund ( USA) 20/1 

John Daly ( USA) 25/1  

Tomass Dukurs (LAT) 28/1 

Michael Douglas (CAN) 66/1

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Posted: 2/11/10 10:25AM ET

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