How to Bet on the 2016 Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a total of 306 events in 28 different sports. You can bet on the 2016 Olympics at BetDSI sportsbook as odds will be on the board for the events from boxing and basketball to soccer and running events. The 2016 Summer Olympics, also known as Rio 2016 will take place from August 5th through August 21st, 2016 with more than 10,000 athletes competing across 33 venues throughout the Rio area.
The running events at the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place from August 12th through August 21st at the Olympic Stadium in Rio. There are three sets of events with track and field events, road running events and race walking events. Odds will be on the board for the men and women’s running events with entrants listed with odds similar to what you would see in golf. There will be runners listed as big favorites like -200 or more while others will be listed at odds ranging from 2-1 up to 100-1 or more.
2016 Summer Olympics Running Events
100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, 5000 metres,
10,000 metres, 110 metres hurdles, 400 metres hurdles, 3000 metres steeplechase, 4×100 metres relay, Marathon, 20 kilometres walk, 50 kilometres walk
Basketball has become a big event in terms of Summer Olympics betting ever since the “Dream Team” took the court in 1992. The United States has dominated the Olympics but shockers have happened in the past as Argentina took the gold in 2004. That loss seemed to be a wakeup call for the U.S. as they have completely obliterated the competition ever since. Basketball betting lines for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be on the board at the online sportsbook with future odds and individual games odds with sides and totals.
Golf will be held at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and odds will be on the board at BetDSI sportsbook. It will be the first time golf has been an Olympic event since 1904. The action will take place in the Rerserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone. There will be a men’s and women’s tournament. The players will play a 72-hole individual stroke play tournament. The action is set for August 11th-14th and August 17th-20th. Qualification will be based on the world rankings as of July 11th, 2016. There will be a total of 60 players who quality in each of the men’s and women’s events. Golf betting odds will be available on the Olympics just as they would for a normal PGA or European Tour event. Odds will range from 5-1 or 6-1 on the favorites to 100-1 or more on the longshots.
One of the sports that used to get a great deal of interest in the Olympics was boxing and it is still an Olympic sport. Because boxing does not get the type of interest overall it doesn’t attract as much action in terms of betting but that is not all bad because there is a lot more value on the board at the sportsbook on many boxers that are not well known. Boxing betting odds will be available at the sportsbook for the 2016 Summer Olympics.