Rio Olympics Gold Medal Odds
Which country will walk away from the 2016 Summer Olympics with the most Gold Medals? Here is a look at the odds.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the United States is favored to take the most gold medals, as their odds are set at -600. Other short odds to win are China (+325) and Great Britain (+2000). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The United States has typically done quite well at the Summer Olympics. They won the overall medal count in 2012 (103) and the gold medal count (46). In 2012, China finished second with 38 golds and 88 overall while Great Britain was third with 29 golds.
The 2008 games were China’s, thanks in part to hosting the games. China racked up 51 gold medals while the United States had 36 and Great Britain finished with 19. The United States still won the overall medal count with 110 to China’s 100.
The 2004 games in Greece saw the United States win both the gold medal chase (36) and overall medal count (101). China had 32 gold medals, which was second, but finished with just 63 overall medals, which ranked third. Great Britain had just 9 golds that year with 30 overall medals.