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26 July 2011

365 days until the start of the greatest show on earth

The Olympics is drawing ever close but it isn't great news for the British summer

365 days until the start of the greatest show on earth

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The Olympics are 365 days away and it’s 365/1 with Ladbrokes that Team GB win football gold on penalties with David Beckham scoring the winner.

It’s also 365/1 that Usain Bolt runs a sub 9.35 in the 100m which is the same chance that snow falls during the opening ceremony.

Boris Johnson is also 365/1 to enter Olympic BMX on a ‘Boris bike’.

Looking ahead to the opening ceremony Chris Hoy is the 7/4 favourite for flag bearer with Rebecca Adlington (5/1) and Ben Ainslie (8/1) also holding chances.

Sir Steve Redgrave is a hot 5/4 favourite to light the flame and it’s 40/1 Prince William and/or Kate Middleton get the gig. Any member of the general public can be backed at 66/1 for prestigious task.

On the track & field domestic chances look good with 6/4 the price that GB & NI win more than four athletics golds.It’s 33/1 the host nation tops the athletics medal table.

Mark Cavendish is likely to be the first gold medal winner for Britain, currently trading as the 13/2 favourite in the Road cycling race (the first final event). Team GB are 8/1 to be crowned at Wembley and Andy Murray is a fancied 5/1 chance for Olympic tennis.

British weather is also expected to play its part at 33/1 that it rains every day in London during the games. It’s 7/4 to break 30 degrees at any time and the Tube drivers can be backed at 10/1 to go on strike. it’s 100/1 every event is a sell out and it also looks like an Olympian will win the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year award at 1/5 (3/1 winner didn’t participate in the games).

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Everything points to a bumper British medal haul on home turf. Stratford, Wimbledon & Wembley all look set for team GB glory.”

he added: “At the Opening Ceremony Hoy & Redgrave are worthy favourites for the big gigs. The weather looks set to play its hand but thankfully the odds favour a scorer instead of snowfall.”

Ladbrokes latest betting
365/1 shots
Usain Bolt to run 100m in 9.35 or faster
Team GB to win Olympic gold (Football) on penalties and Beckham scores the last penalty
GB athletes to be the first two home in either men’s or women’s 100m
Andy Murray & Elena Baltacha to both win an Olympic tennis medal
Denmark to top the medals table
Great Britain to win more boxing Gold medals than they have at any previous Olympic Games (Previous Best 3 in 1924).
Snow to fall during opening ceremony
Boris Johnson to enter Olympic BMX on a ‘Boris bike’

Athletics
Men’s 100m Winning Time
9.71 seconds or faster – 4/5
9.72 seconds or slower – 9/10

Total GB & NI Gold Medals Athletics
4 or more – 6/4
3 – 5/2
2 or less 13/8

Most GB & NI Gold Medals – Men or Women?
Men – 8/11
Women – 2/1
Same amount – 5/2
Mohamed Farrah double? (5000m and 10000m)
Yes – 6/1

Country with most gold medals in athletics
USA – Evs
Jamaica – 5/2
Kenya – 4/1
Ethiopia – 10/1
Russia – 10/1
Germany – 14/1
France – 25/1
China – 25/1
GB & NI – 33/1
Spain – 50/1
South Africa – 100/1
Australia – 100/1
Sweden – 500/1

Usain Bolt specials
World Record 100m – 9/4
World Record 200m – 5/2
To win the double (100m and 200m) – 8/13
To win the treble (100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay) – 5/6

Football
Team GB to win?
Gold – 8/1
Silver – 8/1
Bronze – 5/1

Tennis
Andy Murray to win Olympic gold – 5/1

Cycling
First gold medal for GB & NI
London 2012 Road Race

Mark Cavendish – 13/2
Philippe Gilbert – 7/1
Thor Hushovd – 12/1
Jose Rojas – 16/1
Edvald Boasson Hagen – 16/1
Andre Greipel – 16/1
Oscar Freire – 18/1
Tyler Farrar – 18/1
Alessandro Petacchi – 18/1
20/1 bar

Other
Tom Daley to win diving gold – 5/1
2012 SPOTY to be a GB & NI Olympian Yes – 1/5 No 3/1
GB & NIto win no medals – 1000/1
GB & NItotal medals 60.5
Over – 5/6
Under – 5/6
GB & NI to top medal table – 5/1

GB & NI Flag bearer
Chris Hoy – 7/4
Rebecca Adlington – 5/1
Ben Ainslie – 8/1
David Beckham – 12/1
Jessica Ennis – 14/1
Christine Ohuruogu – 14/1
Victoria Pendleton – 14/1
Nicole Cooke – 14/1
Andy Murray – 14/1
Paula Radcliffe – 14/1
Katherine Granger – 20/1
Mohamed Farrah – 20/1
Wayne Rooney – 25/1
Greg Searle – 25/1
Tim Brabants – 25/1
Tom Daley – 25/1
Bradley Wiggins – 33/1
Alistair Brownlee – 33/1
Mark Cavendish – 33/1
Ashley McKenzie – 33/1
Tim Brabants – 33/1
Euan Burton – 40/1
Phillips Idowu – 50/1
Daniel Keatings – 50/1
Lawrence Okoye – 50/1
Keri-Ann Payne – 50/1
Gemma Spofforth – 66/1
Shanaze Reade – 66/1
Elena Baltacha – 66/1
Anne Keothavong – 66/1
Aaron Cook – 66/1
Richard Kruse – 66/1
Luke Campbell – 66/1
David Greene – 66/1
Jo Jackson – 66/1
Ed McKeever – 66/1
David Florence – 66/1
Andrew Turner – 66/1
Shanaze Reade – 66/1
Chris Tomlinson – 100/1
Greg Rutherford – 100/1
Jamie Murray – 100/1

To light the Olympic flame in London 2012
Steve Redgrave – 5/4
Kelly Holmes – 12/1
Chris Hoy – 12/1
Daley Thompson – 14/1
The reigning Monarch of the day – 14/1
Sebastian Coe – 20/1
Princess Royal – 33/1
David Cameron – 40/1
Prince William and/or Kate Middleton – 40/1
David Beckham – 50/1
London Mayor – 50/1
A member of the British general public – 66/1
Matthew Pinsent – 66/1
Jonathan Edwards – 66/1
Denise Lewis – 66/1
Ben Ainslie – 66/1
Linford Christie – 66/1
Roger Bannister – 66/1
Lennox Lewis – 66/1
Matthew Pinsent – 66/1
Amir Khan – 66/1
Chris Boardman – 100/1
Andy Murray – 100/1
Tim Henman – 100/1
Tom Daley – 100/1
Sally Gunnel – 100/1
Steve Ovett – 100/1
David Hemery – 100/1
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – 500/1

Logistics Special
Tube strike? – 10/1

Food Specials
Big Mac to cost exactly £2,12 at McDonalds during the games – 2/1
Big Mac and medium Coca-Cola to cost exactly £2,12 at Mcdonalds during the games – 10/1

Weather & Ticket specials
To rain in London every day during Olympic games – 33/1
Every event to be a sell out – 100/1
To reach 30 degrees or more in London during the games
Yes – 7/4
No – 2/5

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