Ice Dancing Odds
When it comes to Ice Dancing the gold medal is up for grabs in a very competitive field at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
According to vancouver2010.com, Ice dance is performed by a couple and is based on their rhythm, interpretation of music and precise steps. Unlike pairs skating, ice dance does not include overhead lifts and jumps. Ice dance is similar to ballroom dancing, as the skaters remain in contact throughout most of the program. An ice dance competition is made up of three parts: one compulsory dance, an original dance and a free dance. Compulsory dance is the skating of prescribed patterns to music incorporating pre-determined rhythm and tempo. Original dance and free dance are created by each couple to music of their own choice. There are also required elements such as dance lifts, spins, synchronized twizzles (a multi-rotational one-foot turn) and step sequences that must be included in the composition of these programs.
The hometown favorites Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir are the favorites to win the gold medal for this event.
Virtue & Moir have odds of 2/1 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Meryl Davis & Charlie White (5/2), Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin (3/1), and Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto (9/2).
Virtue & Moir are multiple-time Canadian champions and have medaled in the last two world championships, taking bronze in 2009 and silver in 2008.
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Odds to win Ice Dancing at 2010 Winter Olympics
Posted: 2/15/10 3:40PM ET