What next for Bolt? 1/5 he lines up in Rio for Olympics


USAIN BOLT’S options look wide open, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

Despite his blistering performance to silence the doubters at the London games, the bookies offer odds as big as 1/5 that he even participates in the same events at Rio in 2016.

It’s 10/1 he turns his hand to any other event (except the 4x100m relay) but he remains the even-money favourite in both the 100m & 200m, which surely serves as a stark reminder of his talent in that sphere.

Such is his popularity in his home country, he’s also quoted at just 25/1 to ever be voted as the Prime Minister. Odds of 100/1 suggest he has his work cut out should he wish to pursue a career in professional football.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re not convinced Bolt will line up at Rio. The fact that he still remains the hot favourite with his participation in doubt indicates just how superior he really is.”

He added: “Bolt backers are reinvesting their winnings in many ways. Should he ever get into politics or football he could hit us just as hard as he did on the track.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Usain Bolt to..

Compete in the 100m at the 2016 Olympics 1/5
Compete in the 200m at the 2016 Olympics 1/5
Compete in the 400m at the 2016 Olympics 10/1
Compete in any other event (except 4x100m relay) at the 2016 Olympics 10/1

Win gold in the 100m at the 2016 Olympics evens
Win gold in the 200m at the 2016 Olympics evens

Become the Prime Minister of Jamaica before 2050 25/1

Be playing professional football in any European league at the start of the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony 100/1



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.