2008 Olympics

2008 Olympics: Which Gambling Sites Get the Gold, Silver and Bronze?

When it comes to the 2008 Olympics and betting, not all online gambling websites are made the same and some barely offer bets on the games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2008

Jason Kidd Calls Out NBA in Spain Slant-Eye Photo: Chinese React

NBA star and Team USA basketball participant, Jason Kidd, is calling out the NBA for what he perceives as a "double standard" related to the controversial photo that was shot for a Spanis

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/14/2008

Phelps a Nightmare for Bookies at Summer Olympics

He may be a hero of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - the guy who's taking home more gold medals than anyone else before him - but back home, Michael Phelps is proving to be a nightmare for boo

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/14/2008

Summer Olympics: China Dominates With Golds

Heading into Friday's Summer Olympic events, Team China dominated in terms of gold medals - 22 compared to 10 for the Americans (the second largest number of golds).

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/14/2008

Phelps a Summer Olympics Ratings Juggernaut

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The phenomenal exploits of swimming sensation Michael Phelps have helped propel US television ratings for the Olympics to an all-time high, figures indicated Wednesday.

According to data from Nielsen Media Research, US broadcaster NBC attracted an average 30.41 million viewers for the opening three days of the Beijing Games -- a whopping 26.7 percent more than the same period in 2004.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Men’s Gymnastics All Around Betting Odds

Who did the odds makers have slated to win the individual all around at the 2008 Summer Olympics Wednesday night?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Michael Phelps an Incredible Betting Value: Only a $25 Risk Required

For those of you who enjoy bargain shopping - a la our own transgender reporter Sparky Collins and his day long jaunts at Marshall's Discount Department Store - there is Michael Phelps and the 2008

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Men’s Swimming Odds - Wednesday Night

2008 Summer Olympics Men's swimming odds have everyone placing bets on their favorite national representative from the USA to France to Australia.

Eamon Sullivan of Australia had even odds to win the Men's Swimming 50 m freestyle at Betonline.com which was offering betting odds on all the swimming events Wednesday afternoon until starting time at 10:00 pm EST.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/13/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Norway Odds

Jenny Woo here for Gambling911.com and of course they drag me out to cover - what else? - 2008 Summer Olympics Women's Volleyball. I'm not complaining. No Siree...

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/13/2008

Jose Calderon, Spanish Basketball Team Defend Asian Slant-Eye Ad

Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon, a member of the Spain Men's Basketball team, defended his club's controversial advertisement where the entire squad posed while making slit-eyed gestures, sayin

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/13/2008

Did Alicia Sacramone Cost Team USA Gold in Women’s Gymnastics?

The Olympic gold medal for women's gymnastics was in the Americans' grasp. Team USA was a small underdog coming into Tuesday night.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/13/2008

2008 Summer Olympics: Women’s Gymnastics has China vs. USA

Nastia Liukin had the best score of the 2008 Summer Olympics thus far and Shawn Johnson was also sensational, but as advertised, China has taken home the gold for Women's Artistic Gymnastics Tuesda

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Michael Phelps Stands Alone in Olympic History

The greatest Olympic champion of all time, Michael Phelps not only broke the Men's 200m Butterfly record, he has now broken the record for most gold medals won in Olympics history.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/12/2008

Alain Bernard Breaks Record: Eamon Sullivan Takes it Back

France's Alain Bernard won the Men's 100m Freestyle Tuesday night (US time) as the +115 favorite at BetCRIS.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

Michael Phelps Again a Lock to Win 200m Individual Say Oddsmakers

At -1800 odds to win the 200m Individual swimming event starting at 10:03 pm EST, Michael Phelps is the closest thing to a "lock" to win this event and break a record for most gold medals

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/12/2008

Olympics 2008 : Gymnastics Women Odds Favor China Heavily

Once again odds makers believe that China will be rewarded the gold medal in a gymnastics event.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/12/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Betting Really Explodes

Throughout the world, people are betting on the 2008 Olympics, which has also proven a ratings juggernaut for NBC.

With Michael Phelps spending a great deal of time in front of the cameras between 8:00PM and midnight ET each night, it's hardly a shock to hear that USers are tuning into the Olympics like its 1976, writes Darren Murph of Engadget.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

USA Gymnastics Team Wins Bronze: Another Reason to Bet the Olympics

The improbable nearly took place Monday night (Tuesday morning in China) as the USA Gymnastics team managed to win a Bronze medal and came very close to taking home the Silver.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

Michael Phelps Ties Olympic Record: Looking to Break Record Wed

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday morning for his ninth career Olympic gold medal, now it was time for another.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps Two More Golds in Waiting Next 24 Hours

Monday night and Tuesday night, chances are that those living in the US will be watching their man, Michael Phelps, go for two more golds in his quest to break the record for most gold medals won i

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

South Korea Beating the USA in Gold Medals at Summer Olympics

If you had "Other Country" as your choice to win the most gold medals, you're probably licking your chops about now.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Russia Georgia Conflict Won’t Stop Olympic Hopefuls

Russian and Georgian athletes embrace after winning medals

A day after Georgian athletes considered leaving due to violence ack home, Vakhtang Salukvadze took the bronze in the women's 10m air pistol. Russia's Natalia Paderina took the silver, and after the medal ceremony, Salukvadze put her arm around Paderina and the two posed together for photographs. Paderina than gave Salukvadze a kiss on the cheek.

"This medal is good for Georgia, especially during times like this," Salukvadze said. "I am very nervous today. It's very difficult for my people."

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2008

Alain Bernard vs. Jason Lezak: Summer Olympics Betting Heats Up

Sports bettors are in for a special treat on Tuesday as the 100M freestyle men's swimming pits France's Alain Bernard against the USA's Jason Lezak.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps Gets Second Gold: China Has Most at Summer Olympics

Michael Phelps, the huge -5000 favorite to win a second gold medal on Monday - did just that while China maintained its lead in terms of overall gold medals for a country.

Bloomberg News reported that Jason Lezak overtook Alain Bernard of France with his final stroke to win the 400-meter freestyle relay for the U.S. team by .08 second and keep Phelps on course to surpass Mark Spitz's one-Games record of seven gold medals in 1972.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Alain Bernard Believes French Can “Smash the US” at Olympics

"The 100 metres favourite, it's me," Alain Bernard told journalists in Beijing. "If I didn't believe I was, I wouldn't be here at all.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps a -5000 Favorite to Win the Gold

Talk about a favorite that nobody can bet on. Michael Phelps would require a $5000 bet just to win a measly $100 assuming he were to win, and the odds makers are assuming just that.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/10/2008

NBC's "Live" Olympics Fraud: Never Broadcast Currently

There is plenty of uproar over NBC delaying broadcast of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/10/2008

Australia, Olympics and Betting Records Broken

(AAP) Australian punters look set to break an Olympic record of their own, with betting agencies reporting larger than anticipated interest in the Games.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2008

UK Alone Could Bet £25m on Beijing Olympics

Corruption, gambling syndicates and perhaps some "fixes" were all part of the worries that coincided with a report citing the United Kingdom alone could be responsible for some £25m bet

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/09/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing Magnificent

BEIJING - Once-reclusive China commandeered the world stage Friday, celebrating its first-time role as Olympic host with a stunning display of pageantry and pyrotechnics to open a Summer Games unri

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2008

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