At this summer’s Olympic Games, the battle between nations will of course be for who can take the most Gold medals.
It looks to be a two horse race between China and USA such is the amount of athletes they have competing and the array of talent that they have at their disposal.
On home soil in the Beijing 2008 Games, China stormed to victory in the medal table, taking 51 gold medal compared to the Americans who took 36.
The Gymnastics in where the Chinese athletes are often unstoppable and with so many events in this sport, they could do the same again this time out.
As for America, there are not many events where they don’t have a genuine medal hope. Whether it be on the track, field, pool or anywhere else for that matter.
The USA lead the way in terms of most gold medals in the history of the Olympics so they can never be taken lightly.
With not too many people backing anyone to get near these two huge nations, it could be a head to head battle for the bragging rights.
In terms of team GB’s hopes, they will just be looking to do better than they did in 2008, which will be a tough task as they had a fantastic summer in Beijing.
Great Britain took a total of 47 medals, including 19 gold’s. With this summer’s games being in London, they will be hopeful of beating that achievement four years ago.
Russia are another massive nation that are capable of winning a lot of medals. They finished third in the table in 2008.
The Russians took 73 medals and are another nation that can be strong in a number of events.
As mentioned, it looks to be a two horse race for the nation that will take the most gold’s. USA are the current favourites with odds of 1.67 (4/6) with BlueSQ.
China can then be backed 2.44 (36/25) with Betfair.
If you do fancy an outside bet, Great Britain have odds of 101.00 (100/1) with SportingBet.
Top European Gold’s
Russia currently look the most likely to have the European bragging rights. They are available at 1.73 (8/11) with Paddy Power.
Team GB are then being offered at 2.50 (6/4) with Germany being 10.00 (9/1)
China would have benefited from their big success in 2008 and could now be set to win the most medals overall, any colour. You can back this happening at 3.25 (9/4) with Coral.