Hey sports fans! Yes, that’s right, it’s time to bet on the Olympics again. In this, the L Olympiad, there are some great reasons to take advantage of Japanese gambling laws and have a bit of a flutter. With nations from around the world competing to top that medal table across a whole plethora of sports there’s something for everyone. But, with such a huge range some can find it daunting. That’s understandable. So here’s seven great ideas for your Olympic betting choices.
1. Anti-Gravity Archery
Always a great bet on the Olympics. Four years ago Olaf Underssun led the Swedes to gold, but can they do it again? The bookies certainly don’t think so. Their Olympic archery odds languish way down this time round. So who does that leave? Well, America Inc. look strong and they’re a great bet on the archery. Especially in the free-float event where they dominate. Although you can expect a strong French challenge. Their orbital training facility is starting to pay dividends.
2. Synchronized Jet-Boot Dancing
Yes, yes, it’s not everyone’s idea of a real sport. I know. But synchronized jet-boot dancing has come a long way over the last few years. Introduced as a demonstration event four years ago, it’s now back as a fully-fledged event. Sure, it’s not the most serious bet on the Olympics. However, with the spectacle only seemingly enhanced when things go spectacularly wrong it’s terribly popular. Agreed, it’s not the bet on sports in Japan for everyone, but it’s fun for the flutter fans.
3. Laser Table Tennis
Many will view this as the easiest bet on the Olympics. You back the United States of China and walk away, right? Well maybe not. They get some of the shortest odds on the Olympics regardless of sport or event. You may find it less than worth your while, then to back them in your bet on Olympic table tennis. The dark horses in this one are the Malaysians, you’ll find they’re getting long odds, despite their World Championship efforts in Toronto two years ago.
4. Light-Cycle Racing
The wheel-buzzers are back again in the new purpose-built velodrome. England are, of course, favorites but the Greeks will be right on their shoulder. In the team events then it’s a close-run thing. This one will go to the wire which is why online betting sites in Japan offer such tight Olympic cycling odds. In the individual events, you can expect Grifton Spoket to do well in the pursuit. And if you need a great bet on Olympic cycling in the 10k 350mhz freestyle event try Frankie Peterson.
5. The Cyborg Sprint
Perhaps the highlight of every games. You can always bet on the Olympics to somewhat inescapably focus around that 100m of track. With a top class field the odds on the Olympic 100m are quite the mish-mash. However, a lot of money has gone on the Russian with his new cyber knees. That’s smart thinking. However, Klaus Smutz came close to breaking the 5-second barrier with his aerodynamically streamlined head. Either one is a great bet on the Olympic 100m race this year.
6. Robo Javelin
After the fiasco in Madrid they’ve done much to improve this sport. New rules regarding programming, flight stabilization, and engine capacity have helped. As have the limits set on launch-rails. Purists disagree, but most people think the sport has successfully curbed its excesses. Regardless of your opinion, however, the javelin is still a cool bet on the Olympics. Look out for the South American Confederation in this one. They’re throwing big right now.
7. Teleport Marathon
26 miles. Through 26 cities. The teleport marathon continues to grab the public imagination. Competitors aren’t looking forward to the Damascus warzone mile. Officials worry about the crowd sizes attending the Miami Beach leg of the race. David Cortis is the best bet on the Olympic marathon right now. He’s just ahead of Wez Oope who frankly may deserve better Olympic marathon odds than he’s getting at online sportsbook sites in Japan like Bet365.
We take a look at the seven best options available if you want to bet on the Olympics 2092 but aren’t sure where to start.