Winter Olympic Games a Betting Tradition Now Online

Published Wednesday, February 03, 2010 -

The 2010 Winter Olympics, also known as the XXI Olympic Games, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events being held in the neighbouring town of Whistler. The Winter Olympic Games gives the world wide athletic community a chance to promote international cooperation and excellence. The Winter Olympics are held every four years and features sports that require snow or ice. Sports included in the 2010 Winter Olympics are Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboard and Speed Skating. From February 12th to the 18th 2010 the world will be watching the best of the best athletes compete for the gold medal. The winter games were introduced back in 1924 and people have been wagering on them ever since. Online sports books are servicing the demand well with good insight into the way things are unfolding the punters are eager to place their bets on these exciting and competitive events. Millionths of a second on a bobsled run could change the outcome. Since the introduction of the internet, online sports betting on the Winter Olympics has proven much more convenient and more substantial than older traditional methods. Participants can access information about their favourite athletes and their current status instantly. International wagering has come to the Winter Olympics, with many online sports books ready to make betting as much as an event as the games themselves. It's a captivating show to watch the athletes giving us a great opportunity to support our country's team. Whether your wagering on favourites like figure skating, speed skating or Canada's beloved sport, ice-hockey it will be simple to find a sports book for all your needs on the net. The build towards the competition has been long coming as US snowboard team coach Peter Foley, said after the team was announced, "We are going into the 2010 Games with one of the strongest athletic line-ups possible. We're hoping to go into Vancouver and build on the successes we saw in 2006." The German’s look to pose the biggest threat to the Americans but with such a formidable team the US team will certainly enter the Olympics as the bookies favourites.

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