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    Olympic Betting

    Anyone have a flutter on the olympics? They have odds for pretty much all the events these days.

    Its also a decent way of checking out what the chances of actually winning a medal in the obscure sports is.

    For instance the Finn class in Sailing...Ben Ainslie 1-7 anyone else 4-1

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    Was actually gonna start a similar thread, some people here will obviously have more of an idea on some sports than others and come across some tempting odds they'd like to share.

    Put some cash into my online account the other day in preperation for the games, not really sure where I'm gonna go first.

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    I have it on good authority that the $5 on offer on the NZ TAB for the US in the men's showjumping is excellent value.

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    I've had a good look [prices on bet365]

    Good for Multi's
    Jeremy Wariner 400m athletics $1.50
    Natalie Coughlin 100m backstroke $1.61
    Kenenisa Bekele 5000m athletics $3.00


    Outside chances..
    Carolina Kluft long jump $17 and I like Stefan Schumacher $9 in the men's road race tomorrow.


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    Im going with a multi of golds for Australia in:
    Men's Hockey
    Women's Basketball
    Steph Rice 400m Ind. Medley

    Pays $24.38

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    Was interested by an email sent around at work that said anyone talking on air about betting on the Olympics can only refer to them as "China" or "China Games".
    Last edited by _Ed_; 07-08-2008 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Jeremy Wariner 400m athletics $1.50
    Unfortunately not the nailed-on cert it looked five months ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Kenenisa Bekele 5000m athletics $3.00
    That looks like a gimme, on the other hand. Guess there are question marks over his start.

    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Carolina Kluft long jump $17
    Should be more like 60. Think there's about six people with a better season best than her personal best.

    Oh, and Mahe Drysdale at $1.85 in the single sculler looks a gift.
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    Yeah I'm not going to touch Kluft, but I'll be interested how she goes, I reckon she'll medal, she's a great competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I'm going to touch Kluft.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I have it on good authority that the $5 on offer on the NZ TAB for the US in the men's showjumping is excellent value.



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