Men's Giant Slalom Odds

The Men’s Giant Slalom is one of the longest competitions in alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to, giant slalom is similar to the slalom, with fewer, wider and smoother turns. Each skier makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope. Both runs take place on the same day. Usually the first run is held in the morning and the second in the afternoon. The times for both runs are then combined with the fastest total time determining the winner.

American Ted Ligety is favored to win the gold in this event.

Ligety has odds of 11/2 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Marcel Hirscher (6/1), Massimiliano Blardone (13/2), and Benjamin Raich (7/1).

Ligety won the 2006 Olympic gold medal in the combined and was third in the 2009 world championships for the giant slalom. He has won five World Cup events in the giant slalom in his career, including an event on Jan. 29 of this year.

Hirscher competes for Austria and he is competing in his first Olympic games. He has won two World Cup events in the giant slalom, including one on Jan. 30 of this year.

Blardone competes for Italy. He has not won an Olympic medal, but also holds five career event wins in giant slalom for the World Cup, with the most recent coming on Dec. 20, 2009.

Raich competes for Austria and he is the defending Olympic gold medalist for this event. He has won four Olympic medals in his career. He placed second in the 2009 world championships for giant slalom. His most recent World Cup win in this event came on March 13, 2009.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. and will be concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win the men’s giant slalom alpine skiing event, see below.

Odds to win Men’s Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing at 2010 Winter Olympics

Ted Ligety 11/2 

Marcel Hirscher 6/1 

Massimiliano Blardone 13/2 

Benjamin Raich 7/1 

Davide Simoncelli 9/1 

Didier Cuche 9/1 

Aksel Lund Svindal 10/1 

Carlo Janka 12/1 

Kjetil Jansrud 12/1 

Cyprien Richard 20/1 

Manfred Moelgg 25/1 

Ivica Kostelic 25/1 

Alexander Ploner 33/1 

Romed Baumann 33/1 

Philipp Schoerghofer 40/1 

Marc Berthod 50/1 

Steve Missilier 66/1 

Thomas Mermillod Blondin 66/1 

Markus Larsson 80/1 

Truls Ove Karlsen 80/1

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Posted: 2/20/10 12:40PM ET

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