There are 100 days until the 2012 London Olympics begin and Paddy Power are celebrating with some 100/1 special offers.
To mark 100 days until the start of the Olympic Games on Wednesday May 18 bookie Paddy Power
is offering odds of 100/1 that Great Britain tops the gold medal table at this summer’s Games.
Other unlikely 100/1 bets Paddy Power are offering to celebrate the significant date include a Brit to win the men’s 100 metres or for Liverpool’s misfiring £35 million striker Andy Carroll to score the winning goal for Team GB in the Men’s Olympic football final. And on the back of the UK’s biggest minicab firm urging its drivers to start using the capital’s bus and taxi lanes Paddy Power are offering 100/1 that Addison Lee are the only other service to be officially allowed use of the controversial Olympic Lanes during the period of the Games.
100 metres 100 Day Spotlight
Paddy Power has also focused on the two 100 metre finals for the 100 day countdown with dramatically contrasting odds for the two blue riband events. Whilst it’s just 9/4 that the Men’s 100m world record is broken in this year’s Olympic final it’s a mighty 10,000/1 that Florence Griffith Joyner’s 1988 mark of 10.49 seconds is broken in the Women’s Final.
With Usain Bolt likely to lead the charge on the men’s time of 9.58 secs its 5/2 the defending champion is the man to break his own record but 33/1 he suffers a repeat of the 2011 world championship final in Daegu and is disqualified.
Bannister Moving Up On The Rails
Meanwhile Roger Bannister continues to set the pace for the honour of lighting the Olympic Flame. The four-minute mile man is just 4/1 ON for the ultimate accolade of the London Games with former favourite Steve Redgrave continuing to drift to 6/1. Should Seb Coe and his team be looking for a younger more vibrant personality to be the face of the games Tom Daley is 7/1 whilst its 16/1 they go for Britain’s most famous name in world sport David Beckham.
Paddy Power’s 100 Days to the Olympics Betting
9/4 Anyone to break the Men’s 100m world record in the Olympic final
5/2 Usain Bolt to break the Men’s 100m world record in the Olympic Final
33/1 Usain Bolt to be disqualified in the Men’s 100m Final
10,000/1 Anyone to break the Women’s 100m world record in the Olympic Final
100/1 Shots For 100 Days
100/1 Great Britain to win most gold medals at the Olympics
100/1 A Brit to win the Men’s 100 metres
100/1 Andy Carroll to score the winner in the Men’s Olympic Football Final
100/1 Addison Lee cars to be only other service to be officially allowed to use the Olympic Lanes during The Games
Who Will Light The Olympic Flame (Latest)
1-4 Roger Bannister; 6 Steve Redgrave; 7 Tom Daley; 10 Kelly Holmes, Dorothy Tyler; 16 Daley Thompson, David Beckham, Jessica Ennis, Denise Lewis; 20 Matthew Pinsent, Chris Hoy, Mo Farah, Tanni Grey Thompson, Any member of the Royal Family; 40 Seb Coe; 500 Dwain Chambers