Olympics Medal Count Odds


LONDON (TheSpread) – The 2012 Summer Olympics are set to take place next month. Here is a look at the odds to win the most medals during the games.

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The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. According to oddsmakers, the United States is the favorite to claim the most medals at the Olympics. The U.S. has been given odds of -140 to win the most medals while other short odds are China (+125) and Russia (+800).

In the history of the Summer Olympics, the U.S. has claimed more medals than any country. They have won 930 gold medals and a total of 2,297 medals. The United State won the most medals in 2008 with 110 and in 2004 with 103. While American usually is in a battle to claim the most golds, they tend to find themselves ahead in the overall medal count.

China has claimed 385 medals in Summer Olympic history with 163 gold medals. China claimed the most gold medals in 2008, winning 51, but was second in the medal count with 100. China was third in the medal count in 2004.

Russia has won the second most medals in Summer Olympics history at 1,010, including 395 gold medals. Russia was third in the medal count in 2008 with 72, including 23 gold medals. In 2004, Russia placed second in the overall medal count.

For the complete odds for which county will win the medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics Most Medals Odds

USA -140

China +125

Russia +800

Australia +4000

Great Britain +6000

Field (Any Other Country) +6000

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