Olympics Gold Medal Odds
LONDON (TheSpread) – The 2012 Summer Olympics aren’t just about overall medals, they are about gold medals. Here is a look at the odds to win the most gold at the Olympics.
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 gold medals at the Olympics. The U.S. has been given odds of 5/9 to claim the most gold. Other short odds to win are China (6/5), Great Britain (40/1), and Russia (40/1).
In Olympic history, the U.S. has won by far the most gold medals in the summer games. The United States owns 930 gold medals all-time, while Russia is second with 395 and Great Britain is third with 207. China has won 163 gold medals in history, which ranks sixth.
In the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, the host country claimed a competition-high 51 gold medals. The U.S. was second with 36 while Russia was third with 19 and Great Britain won 16.
In the 2004 Summer Olympics from Athens, the U.S. led the gold medal count with 35, while China was a close second with 32. Russia totaled 28 golds while Great Britain had just 9.
For the complete odds for which county will win the most gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics Most Gold Medals Odds
Great Britain 40/1
South Korea 250/1