We’re days away from the 2022 Winter Olympics, set to take place in Beijing over a two-week span from February 4 to 20.
With the Winter Olympics comes the opportunity for bettors to wager on all the signature events — hockey, skiing, figure skating and more — but you can also look at the Olympic Games as a whole and try to profit on the event as a whole.
Who Leads Olympic Gold Medal Odds?
Online sportsbook Bovada has updated Olympic gold medal odds for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games with Norway, Germany and Russia leading the oddsboard. If you want to keep the Games interesting for their entirety, you can place a bet on the -400 favorites from Norway to finish with the most gold medals.
With Norway’s current odds, you can wager $400 to profit $100 if they win the most gold medals. Check out our top Winter Olympics sportsbook, Bovada, to place your bets:
Beijing 2022: Olympic Gold Medal Betting
Odds as of January 31 at Bovada
Be sure to check out our article on which nation is favored in the most medals odds. Also, our How to Bet Olympics guide is a great resource to assist you in feeling comfortable placing a wager on any of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games Gold Medal Preview
The Beijing Games will contain 109 events across seven sports (15 disciplines). Signature events like hockey, bobsledding, biathlon and curling make up a chunk of the events, but if you’re looking to bet on the Beijing Olympic gold medal odds, you have to look to the skiers.
Of the 109 Beijing events, 55 of them fall under the skiing and snowboarding discipline. There are 11 alpine events, 12 cross-country, 13 freestyle, 11 snowboarding, five ski jumping and three nordic combined events.
After weighing all the ski races and events against all the other competitions, it’s obvious why a dominant ski country like Norway finds itself atop the Olympic gold medal odds.
Can The USA Carry Over Summer Games Gold Medal Dominance?
After a dominant 2021 Summer Games and a fourth-place finish in golds at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, could the United States find a way to the top of the medal table?
The United States finished with nine golds in the previous Winter Games, just five off of the lead. With elite athletes like speedskater Erin Jackson, slalom skier Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarders Chloe Kim and Shaun White back for more, the United States has the top talent to match any country.
What Countries Have Led Olympic Gold Medal Betting Before?
Norway has tied for the lead in gold medals at the last two Winter Olympics, drawing with Russia at the 2014 Games and with Germany in 2018. The only country aside from Norway, Germany or Russia to lead in gold medals since 1994 was Canada, winning 14 golds at home in Vancouver in 2010.
Here are the final medal leaders from the last Winter Olympics, held in 2018 in South Korea:
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Use this Olympic betting knowledge and recent history to help make your Beijing bets over at Bovada:
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