Winter Olympic betting: Norway huge favorite to win most Sochi gold medals

Julian Finney

Norway is a Winter Olympic powerhouse and oddsmakers are showing plenty of respect to the Nordic nation. They are favored to win more Sochi gold medals than any other country.

When you think of the world's power sporting nations, Norway does not immediately spring to mind.

But at the Winter Olympics, Norway is always among the global leaders and they are the big betting favorite to win more gold medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics than any other country. made the Norwegians even money to leave Sochi with the most gold medals, well ahead of the host Russians, who are +313 a week before the Games open.

Team USA is the third betting choice (+373 means betting $100 would pay out a $373 profit) and Team Canada is fifth at +562. The Top 5 Olympic betting picks is rounded out by Germany at +458.

Olympic hockey betting will be the biggest ticket item on the odds menu (see the full Sochi schedule infographic courtesy of SportsInteraction) but Alpine Skiing, speed skating, curling and other events on the Olympic wagering menus.

Norway was listed at +167 just a few weeks ago, so the fact they have moved up to +100 indicates how strong their team will be.

Current odds on who will win the most Sochi gold medals

Norway   +100
Russia   +313
USA   +373
Germany   +458
Canada   +562
South Korea   +2800
Austria   +3700
China   +3700
Sweden   +5700
France   +7300
Switzerland   +7300
Finland   +11000
Czech Republic   +11100
Netherlands   +11100
Poland   +33000
Italy   +55600
Croatia   +58900
Slovakia   +71400
Australia   +100000
Belarus   +100000

More Winter Olympic betting odds on hockey and special events, check it out.

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