Every four years on the odd numbered year after the one of the Olympic Games, it’s time for the World Championships in Athletics. It’s time for the best runners, jumpers and throwers in the world to compete for the title of the World Champion. For 2017 the calendar says that from the 4th to the 13th of August this event will fill the London Stadium in England with thousands of athletes from 205 countries.
However, and most unfortunately, it is not the athletes or the event itself that dominates the atmosphere. One of the largest and most traditional athletic forces of the planet, Russia, has been banned indefinitely from participating in any official capacity, due to the state doping program that has been revealed and is now under investigation by WADA. Only 47 Russian athletes will be permitted to participate, not as representatives of their country, but as “authorized neutral athletes”, pending the outcome of the investigation of their claims that they had never participated in the aforementioned program.
Fortunately, there are plenty of other high class competitors out there and Sbobet has already published the odds on the Outright market it offers for the favorites to win. Here is a small idea on that:
The 100 meters competition is always the one that is sought after by most bettors. It will be the last time that we will see the legend of Usain Bolt competing (he has already announced his withdrawal after the Championships) and probably the last time Justin Gatlin will try to grab the title away from the legend. However it is the South African Wayde Van Niekerk who is the most favorite to win the longer speed races of 200 and 400 meters.
In each sport there is a strong favorite and a lot of challengers. There are always surprises and there are always unforeseeable circumstances that can change the outcome of a competition. Circumstances like injuries, disqualifications, stumbles and other mishaps of the sort that make betting on the events interesting and most profitable for those who want to combine the fun with earning some money.
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