The Olympics are always a worldwide draw and the last few Games have been unbelievable spectacles. It seems clear that Japan will take that to another level, with technology likely to play a key role in everything aside from the sports themselves.
2020 is building up nicely and we’re hugely looking forward to the two weeks in which every sportsbook turns their attention to athletics, swimming, cycling and much, much more.
Rio 2016 was a huge event and produced some incredible world records, and that’ll no doubt continue next summer.
We’re already looking forward to Tokyo 2020 and building up on this very page with the latest betting odds, scheduling and the best sportsbooks to play with.
The Olympics is comfortably the biggest sporting event on the planet and once every four years, sportsbooks drop the likes of NHL, NBA and soccer to focus on the Games. They offer plenty of odds across all sports, betting offers and a number of specials.
You’ll find outright markets and bets available to place on particular events and matches, just as you would bet on a soccer match. And they’re available on a huge range of bookmakers too.
Here at BestSportsBooks.ca, we always aim to bring you the latest and best value odds, and the Olympics are no different. For all the best sportsbooks to play at in Canada, head to our Sportsbooks page, where you’ll find in-depth reviews and offers to use on Olympic betting wagers.
The Olympics doesn’t get underway until next summer and with qualification events, world championships and other major events still to come before it, no nations have announced squads. Which makes it a little hard to place your bets.
Of course, there are main contenders in some events and you’ll find a variety of markets starting to appear over the coming months.
As it stands, you can currently bet on the 100m Men’s Winner, but other markets are few and far between. The current odds on this market are as follows:
Closer to the event you’ll be able to bet on the Gold medal winner of every event, as well as a number of outright markets and specials including:
As well as a number of other markets both outright and specific event focused.
With squads yet to be announced and plenty that can happen between now and the Olympics, offering tips and predictions on specific athletes to win is fairly null and void.
Naturally, many of the major stars from 2016 will be among the favourites again, such as Simone Biles, Adam Peaty and Shaunae Miller, while Team GB will continue to be the ones to watch in the cycling as well as Australians in the pool.
The best thing to do currently to shape your betting is take note of all the major events happening currently and follow the progress of the main contenders. Athletes will now be looking to build up form going into next summer and those regularly picking up wins or improving towards contender position will be those to back come the Games in July 2020.
When it comes to the overall medals table, we’d be looking towards the usual suspects in the likes of the USA and China to battle it out for top spot.
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 looks a real action packed one, with over 12,000 athletes taking part across two weeks. The Games begin on July 24 and run through to the Closing Ceremony on August9, 2020.
Some preliminary events take place a few days before the Opening Ceremony on the 24, but it’ll be from that moment the flame is lit that the whole world stops and watches.
The dates for all events have already been revealed, with the full schedule found below:
The Olympics is broadcast in an incredible number of countries and enjoys some of the biggest audiences in television.
It will be broadcast in Canada on a number of channels including CBC/Radio Canada, TSN, TLN and Sportsnet.
As well as this many sportsbooks now have streaming service in which you can watch a number of sports to help with your Olympics betting. The likes of Bwin, 10Bet and bet365 all have a significant amount of streaming available, as well as many more.
For further information on live streaming with bookmakers, you can head to our specific Live Streaming page.