The track and field events are set to begin in London on August 3rd. The first event to take place is the men’s shot put qualification, with the final taking place later that day, but after that all of the exciting track and field events will start to take place and Olympic Stadium in London.
You can already bet on all of the track and field events at SportsInteraction.com, which is our recommended online sportsbook for betting on the track and field events at the Olympic Games. Sports Interaction is a trusted online bookie with a great 100% matching bonus up to $125. They don’t accept American bettors though, so we suggest signing up at 5Dimes.eu if you are an American resident. Both of these bookies are reputable and respected like all sportsbooks you will find promoted here at BetOnIt.org.
Track & Field Olympics Betting Options
There are a ton of events that you can bet on in track & field at these Summer Olympics. Of course the event that is most anticipated is the Men’s 100 metres with Usain Bolt as the overwhelming favorite to once again win the gold medal in the event and be named the fastest man on the planet. Here are the odds for that event from Sports Interaction:
- Usain Bolt (JAM) 1.60
- Yohan Blake (JAM) 2.50
- Tyson Gay (USA) 11.00
- Justin Gatlin (USA) 21.00
- Ryan Bailey (USA) 21.00
- Asafa Powell (JAM) 26.00
After these top 6 contenders, who as you can see are each from either Jamaica or the United States, the odds drop off significantly to 50/1. Most fans believe that Yohan Blake is the only other sprinter with the pace to challenge Bolt and the odds agree.
In the 200 metre event Bolt is an even bigger favorite at 1.57, while Yohan Blake has odds of 2.60.
How To Bet on Olympics Track & Field Online
In order to place your Olympics track & field bets you will first need to open an online betting account. Click here to open a Sports Interaction account. You will have to fill out a short form to create an account, but this will only take a few seconds.
Next you should make a deposit using one of the many deposit methods available. If you signed up through one of our links to Sports Interaction you will notice a 100% bonus immediately added to your account and available for betting!
To place your bets you should click on ‘Olympics’ from the left sidebar and then click on either ‘Mens Track’, ‘Womens Track’ or ‘Field’ to find the odds on each of the different Summer Olympics Track & Field events.
The track and field events are some of the most exciting to watch at the Olympics and having some money on one of the runners or competitors make watching the event that much more exciting.
Check out the official athletics page at the London 2012 website to keep up with the events and research which athletes may have a chance to win the events.
Learn more about the various betting options at our bet on the Summer Olympics page.