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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Most Gold Medals Odds

Olympics Most Gold Medal Odds

Before you know it, the 32nd Olympic Games will be beginning in Tokyo. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 24, while the first events are beginning two days prior with softball and soccer getting underway. This is the second time that Tokyo has hosted the Summer Games and the first time since 1964. USA has by far the most gold medals in Summer Olympic history and is the heavy -3000 favorite to extend that margin.

Online sportsbook Bovada has USA leading the charge at -3000, followed by China at +1100, Great Britain at +4500, Japan at +6600, Russia at +15000, Germany at +30000, Korea at +35000, France and Italy at +75000 and Spain at +100000 to round out the oddsboard.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

There are 33 more events in the Tokyo Games compared to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games so there are more opportunities for other nations to gain ground on USA. Of the new events, there are additions to existing sports, as well as new events altogether. The additions include 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling. The new events are Karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding. Lastly, baseball and softball return to the Games after being removed after the 2008 Beijing Games.

How Dominant has USA Been in the Summer Games?

The all-time medal count has the Americans leading the charge with 2,523 medals and 1,022 of those were gold. To put that in perspective, the next closest country was the Soviet Union which had 395 gold medals and the next closest current country is Great Britain at 263 and participated in one more Games. Of the last six Summer Olympic Games, USA has been the top nation in five, with China in the 2008 Beijing Games being the only nation to knock off the Americans.

What Country Has the Best Chance To Top USA?

The last time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia was the 2008 Beijing Games when China was the top nation. Although the Americans had the largest medal count at 112, China had 48 gold medals, 12 more than USA. The two nations finished first and second in the following Summer Games in 2012 in London with USA winning 46 golds to China’s 38. A new contender emerged in 2016 with Great Britain finishing second in the gold medal count with 27, one more than China. With the Games back on Asian soil, I have to think that China will be in gold medal contention again and at +1100, I think it’s worth a sprinkle.

Here’s a look at the full list of odds for most gold meds at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games:

What country will win the most gold medals at the tokyo 2020 Olympic summer games?
CountryOdds
USA-3000
China+1100
Great Britain+4500
Japan+6600
Russia+15000
Germany+30000
Korea+35000
France+75000
Italy+75000
Spain+100000

Odds as of November 10 at Bovada