The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
The XXII Olympic Winter Games get underway on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia, and Bovada will be there, offering you the best in Olympics sports betting action. With athletes from 46 countries already qualified to compete in 98 events in 15 winter sports, the 2014 Winter Games promises to be possibly the most fiercely contested in Olympic history.
A highlight of the Sochi Games will once again be men’s ice hockey, which will feature the best players in the world from the NHL, KHL and professional leagues across Europe. In 2010, Canada played host to the Games in Vancouver, reaping the benefit of home-ice advantage in a thrilling overtime victory over USA in the gold medal game.
In 2014, the action will take place deep in the heart of the world’s other great hockey nation, Russia. Early futures odds from Bovada list Russia as the favorite to win the gold at 11/5, followed closely behind by Canada at 9/4. Sweden, the current IIHF world champions round out the top three at 5/1 odds.
Canada will also be defending its gold medal in women’s ice hockey. While Canada’s stiffest competition will likely come from their arch rival, the USA, teams from Finland, Sweden and Russia have improved dramatically in recent years, setting the stage for what promises to be the most competitive Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament yet.
But there is more to the Olympics than just hockey. Alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, curling, figure skating, speed skating and snowboarding are among the most popular sports at the Winter Games. Bovada will be covering them all with articles that will keep you up to date before and during the Olympics. Not only that, but we’ll offer featured betting lines and props that will stoke your interest in Olympic events and keep you glued to your TV for two chilly weeks in February.
In the coming weeks as the Olympics Opening Ceremony approaches, stay connected with Bovada’s Winter Sports Betting Lines and Odds. Futures odds are currently available for a wide variety of events as well.
Bet on Olympic ice hockey futures and Winter Sports today at Bovada.