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Usain Bolt Odds: Olympic Track Favorite

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the defending Olympic champion in both the men's 100m and 200m races, and he's the big favorite at the sportsbooks to win those two events once again in London.

Bolt earned the gold medal in those events in Beijing, and he's the favorite at 7/10 at Bovada to finish first in the men's 100m this weekend and at 4/7 to finish first in the men's 200m next week. The men's 100m event begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday, while the 200m event runs from August 7-9.

Bolt also won both the 100m and the 200m races at the World Championships in 2009 in Berlin, but at the World Championships in 2011 in South Korea he had to settle for gold in just the 200m - he was disqualified from the 100m final due to a false start.

That 100m race in 2011 was won by fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake, and he's at 3/2 at Bovada to win the race this weekend. Blake is also second at 13/8 to win the men's 200m race next week.

Americans Tyson Gay (10/1), Justin Gatlin (20/1), and Ryan Bailey (20/1) round out the top men's 100m contenders at the sportsbooks, with Wallace Spearmon Jr. of the United States third at 12/1 odds to win the gold medal in the men's 200m event.

The women's 100m race will be contested on Friday and Saturday this week, with Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce the 3/2 favorite over American Carmelita Jeter (5/2) and Jamaican Veronica Campbell Brown (5/1). Fraser-Pryce claimed gold in this event in Beijing, and Jeter is the defending world champion in the race.

American Allyson Felix is then the 1/2 favorite at Bovada to win the women's 200m race, which runs from August 6-8. Jeter and Campbell-Brown are both listed at 7/1 on that odds list, with Campbell-Brown both the defending Olympic and world champion.

Olympic Athletics Odds @ Bovada

Athletics - Track - Men's 100m
Usain Bolt (JAM) 7/10
Yohan Blake (JAM) 3/2
Tyson Gay (USA) 10/1
Justin Gatlin (USA) 20/1
Ryan Bailey (USA) 20/1
Asafa Powell (JAM) 25/1
Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) 50/1
Churandy Martina (NED) 100/1
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (NOR) 100/1
Keston Bledman (TRI) 100/1
Ngonidzashe Makusha (ZIM) 100/1
Daniel Bailey (ATB) 125/1
Kim Collins (SKM) 150/1
Dwain Chambers (GBR) 200/1

Athletics - Track - Men's 200m
Usain Bolt (JAM) 4/7
Yohan Blake (JAM) 13/8
Wallace Spearmon Jr (USA) 12/1
Churandy Martina (NED) 33/1
Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) 33/1
Warren Weir (JAM) 25/1
Maurice Mitchell (USA) 40/1
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (NOR) 100/1
Christian Malcolm (GBR) 150/1

Athletics - Track - Women's 100m
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 3/2
Carmelita Jeter (USA) 5/2
Veronica Campbell Brown (JAM) 5/1
Allyson Felix (USA) 7/1
Blessing Okagbare (NGA) 9/1
Kelly Ann Baptiste (TRI) 14/1
Murielle Ahoure (CIV) 14/1
Kerron Stewart (JAM) 16/1
Tianna Madison (USA) 16/1

Athletics - Track - Women's 200m
Allyson Felix (USA) 1/2
Carmelita Jeter (USA) 7/1
Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) 7/1
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 8/1
Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 8/1
Aleksandra Fedoriva (RUS) 33/1
Murielle Ahoure (IVO) 33/1
Sherone Simpson (JAM) 33/1