The 2020 Summer Olympics will finally take place in Tokyo between 23 July – 9 August 2021. The games were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will still have an impact on the event due to the fact that there will be largely no crowds in attendance when it comes to the various sports.
USA Team 1/8 to get most gold medals
However, the show must go on and the bookies have been busy rolling out the various betting markets, with the United States of America expected to be completely dominant when it comes to the medals table which is an accurate barometer of each nation’s performance during the Games.
The USA team are massive odds-on to secure the most gold medals across the 17 days of the Summer Olympics. With the Americans bringing a highly talented group of competitors for the athletics, swimming and basketball but to name a few.
Indeed, the bookies have set the USA gold medal line at around the 45 mark which indicates how successful they are likely to be. Although there is the chance to bet on several of the other leading nations when it comes to the Summer Olympics.
How do the Bookies Expect Great Britain to Perform at Olympics?
Great Britain are usually competitive when it comes to the Summer Olympics, especially when it comes to cycling, rowing and swimming. It should be the case that there are plenty of victorious Britons returning from Tokyo, with the bookies setting the line at around 14 gold medals and there are lots of lively chances for this country.
However, the bookies predict that Team GB are likely to be somewhere down the medals table compared to some of the other major nations. China are regarded as the second strongest and they will certainly prove to be strong when it comes to sports such as gymnastics, table tennis and badminton.
Host nation Japan will want to make their own country proud despite the fact that most events won’t have any spectators attending. With the Land of the Rising Sun third favourites to secure the most medals and some of the bookies have the Asian nation to win around 30 gold medals which would be a successful haul.
Trayvon Bromell Favourite to Win Olympic 100m Gold
All eyes will be on the track and field at the Summer Olympics, with the 100m sprint generally regarded as the blue riband event considering it involves the fastest men and women in the world. When it comes to the men’s 100 metres, Trayvon Bromell is the man that they supposedly all have to beat.
Bromell is the even money favourite and has shown a blistering turn of pace this season. Although it could be a wide open heat considering that Ronnie Baker and Akani Simbine are also trading at single figure odds.
While Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the odds-on favourite to win the women’s 100 metre event, although Elaine Thompson-Herah is regarded as the main contender to the crown.