Olympic years are always fuelled with excitement. While the Games aren’t as well backed in terms of betting as the soccer World Cup or the Super Bowl, it’s still a real great fortnight of sport and there’s plenty of profit to be made.
Rio 2016 proved to be one of the best Games yet and it’s undoubted that Japan will take that to a whole new level. There are plenty of quality athletes to keep your eye on and come summer 2020, all eyes will be looking down on Tokyo.
We’re already thinking about the Games and as it gets closer and closer we’ll be on hand to bring you the latest Tokyo 2020 betting odds as well as information on scheduling, the best free bets and how to watch it.
Olympics 2020 Betting Sites
The Olympics is the biggest sporting event on the planet, so naturally every Sportsbook will be offering odds across each and every event, as well as numerous specials.
One of the most popular markets is betting on the Medals Table, which is essentially an outright bet on the country you believe will win the most medals.
We work hard to bring you all the very best sportsbooks here at OnlineSportBetting.ca and that includes delivering you the betting sites that offer betting markets on all sports.
Head over to our Bookmakers page to find all our favourite bookies to play with, with in-depth reviews and the occasional betting offer to enjoy.
Olympics 2020 Betting Odds
With the Olympics still a considerable number of months away, there are limited markets currently available to punters as it stands.
That’s due to the fact squads have yet to be selected by nations as well as certain qualification events.
However, you will find some markets available. There are currently odds available on the Men’s 100m Winner with some bookmakers.
The current odds are:
- Christian Coleman (USA): 11/8
- Noah Lyles (USA): 13/5
- Andre De Grasse (CAN): 9/2
- Yohan Blake (JAM): 7/1
- Trayvon Bromell (USA): 10/1
- Reece Prescod (GBR): 20/1
As well as this market you’ll be able to bet on every other event as well as outright markets such as:
- Medal Table Winner
- Most Gold Medals
- Most Silver Medals
- Most Bronze Medals
- Most Medals In Swimming
- Most Medals In Cycling
- Most Medals In Athletics
And of course many, many more.
Tokyo 2020 Betting Tips & Predictions
As mentioned, it’s a little difficult to back specific athletes currently as the Olympic cycle and training programmes are far from complete.
Of course, we’re going to nail our colours to the mast and back De Grasse in the 100m, while we’d look to the younger athletes who succeeded in 2016 to go well once again.
The likes of Adam Peaty in swimming, Simone Biles in gymnastics and a number of British and Australian cyclists will be ones to watch, and while they will be heavy favourites, they will be worth backing.
Our Tokyo betting tips currently would be to keep an eye on the athletics events and world championships taking place this summer and monitoring the winners’ progress over the winter season and into next year.
As usual, we’d be looking towards the likes of the USA and China to top the Medals Table, and we wouldn’t really stray too far from the power two in this market.
Tokyo 2020 Schedule
Tokyo 2020 takes place over a two week period with the flame burning from July 24 through to August 9, 2020.
Preliminary events take place two days before that, with the Opening Ceremony then likely to be truly spectacular.
It’s estimated almost 12,000 athletes will take part in the Games, with the schedule looking a little as follows:
- Opening Ceremony: July 24, 2020
- Archery: July 24-August 1, 2020
- Athletics: July 31-August 9, 2020
- Badminton: July 25-August 3, 2020
- Baseball: July 29-August 8, 2020
- Basketball: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Boxing: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Canoeing: July 26-August 8, 2020
- Cycling: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Diving: July 26-August 8, 2020
- Equestrian: July 25-August 8, 2020
- Fencing: July 25-August 2, 2020
- Field Hockey: July 25-August 7, 2020
- Football: July 22-August 8, 2020
- Golf: July 30-August 8, 2020
- Gymnastics: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Handball: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Judo: July 25-August 1, 2020
- Karate: August 6-9, 2020
- Modern Pentathlon: August 6-9, 2020
- Rowing: July 24-July 31, 2020
- Rugby Sevens: July 27-August 1, 2020
- Sailing: July 27-August 6, 2020
- Shooting: July 25-August 3, 2020
- Skateboarding: July 26-August 6, 2020
- Softball: July 22-28, 2020
- Sport Climbing: August 4-7, 2020
- Surfing: July 26-28, 2020
- Swimming: July 25-August 6, 2020
- Table Tennis: July 25-August 7, 2020
- Taekwondo: July 25-28, 2020
- Tennis: July 25-August 2, 2020
- Triathlon: July 27-August 1, 2020
- Volleyball: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Water Polo: July 25-August 9, 2020
- Weightlifting: July 25-August 5, 2020
- Wrestling: August 2-8, 2020
Tokyo 2020 Live Streaming
The Tokyo Olympics will be available to watch right across the planet. It’s broadcast in an incredible number of countries, capturing some of the biggest global audiences of any event.
In Canada the 2020 Olympics will be broadcast on CBC/Radio Canada, Sportsnet, TSN and TLN as well as through all their streaming services.
In the build up you’ll find many events of the Olympics available to stream via your online Sportsbook. A huge range of sports are now eligible to stream through your account and in most cases all you need to do is place a small qualifying bet to unlock the event to watch.