The 2021 Tokyo Olympics has created a lot of controversy in Japan and around the world. There are many who believe that the International Olympics Committee and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) should have cancelled the games instead of proceeding with them.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will run from 23 July to 08 Aug even though Japan continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and fears over a Delta variant continue to rise. One of the reasons for the concern is because just 11 percent of the Japanese people are vaccinated.
The IOC and JOC believe that they have put in place enough precautions to proceed with a safe 2021 Olympics but as we get closer to the Olympics there are more cases of athletes and staff testing positive in the Olympic village.
International fans will have to be content watching the games on television and streaming them online as Japan has banned international fans from coming over to view the games. If you are keen on betting on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, please go ahead and register at any of the following betting sites listed below.
The 2021 Olympics will be very different from the regular Olympics as it is taking place under strenuous circumstances. Some of the biggest stars in the world have opted out of the 2021 Olympics which is disappointing for a lot of fans. If you look tennis, you will find Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams missing from action.
We take a look at a few popular sports that bettors will want to wager on during the 2021 Olympics.
2021 Tokyo Olympics – Basketball
The United States has always dominated basketball at the Olympics and are once again heavy betting favorites in both the men and women’s division. The men have betting odds of -525 while the women have odds of -1400 to win.
This just goes to show how strong the U.S are in basketball because a number of their top male superstars are not going to be part of the 2021 Olympics.
Lebron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden will be missing in action but Kevin Durant and Draymond Green will be part of the squad that will push for Olympic Gold.
2021 Tokyo Olympics – Soccer
Team USA are heavy betting favorites in the women’s division to win Olympic Gold as they have been dominant in all competitions. They go in as betting favorites with odds of -165 while the Netherlands are second in line with odds of +600. Things are a lot more competitive in the men’s division as a lot of teams are in with a chance.
Spain are currently betting favorites with odds of +250 while Brazil are in second place with odds of +300.
2021 Tokyo Olympics – Hockey
India have done well in the past and have won Olympic Gold in the men’s division. They are not the betting favorites going into the Olympics as Belgium is expected to come out on top as they are the current World Champions and European Champions. However, India are definitely in with a chance alongside Argentina and the Netherlands
Other Exciting Sports
Athletics and gymnastics tend to get a lot of attention at the Olympics and bettors will be keeping a close watch on the heats to see which athletes are making a push for Olympic Gold. If you are keen on betting on athletics and gymnastics, we suggest you keep a close watch on the heats and breaking news before you place any bets.
You should also keep a watch out for volleyball, table tennis, artistic swimming, boxing and skateboarding. Check out the 2021 Tokyo Olympics website to see a full schedule of events.
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