You Bet Olympic High Could Last Four Years!
After a fantastic Olympics for Team GB, it is hard to see them bettering their total of 29 gold medals in Rio but William Hill offer 10/1 that they do just that (1/33 that they do not). They are 2/1 to grab 17 or fewer gold medal and 7/4 for 21 or more.
The London Olympics were a fantastic success for the bookmakers with William Hill taking over 1,000,000 bets over the two weeks and an astonishing 17,800 were staked on the 100m alone and 21,700 struck on the gold medal football final.
Possibly GB's most successful spell was on the water of Dorney Lake and William Hill offer 4/6 that GB win more rowing golds in 2016 (five or more) than they did in London. GB are 6/5 to finish in the top four of the medal table and 10/11 to finish fifth to eighth.
"The Olympic Games was an unparalleled success both in the way that it was run and the way in which Team GB performed and it will take a while before the nation comes down from the high that the Olympics has created - possibly even four years," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah were undoubtedly the stars of the stadium in 2012 and Ennis is 3/1 to win the back to back Heptahlon titles in 2016 with Mo Farah 10/1 for 10,000m gold and 20/1 for 5,000m gold.
Gold medals total: 2/1 17 or fewer; 2/1 18-20; 7/4 21 or more
Record of 29 gold medals to be beaten: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Track & Field Gold Rio 2016
Jessica Ennis - Heptathlon - 3/1
Katarina Johnson-Thompson - Heptathlon - 33/1
Adam Gemili - Mens 100m - 50/1
Mo Farah - 5000m - 20/1
Mo Farah - 10,000m - 10/1
Greg Rutherford - Men's Long Jump - 10/1
Robert Grabarz - High Jump - 10/1
Lisa Dobriskey - Women's 1500m -33/1
Hannah England - Women's 800m - 33/1
Dai Greene - Men's 400m Hurdles - 20/1
Sophie Hitchon - Women's Hammer - 50/1
Steven Lewis - Men's Pole Vault - 33/1
Ross Murray - Men's 1500m - 33/1
Christine Ohuruogu - Women's 400m - 33/1
Shara Proctor - Women's Long Jump - 25/1
Perri Shakes-Drayton - Women's 400m Hurdles - 12/1
Medals Table 2016: 6/5 Between First & Fourth, 10/11 Between Fifth and Eighth, 8/1 9th or worse
Host Olympic Games 2020: 11/10 Tokyo, 7/4 Madrid, 11/4 Istanbul
More rowing golds in 2016 than in 2012 (four): 4/6 yes; 11/10 no