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Winter Olympics 2014 medal predictions: USA's odds to win most medals in Sochi

According to an SI report from Feb. 4, 2014, everything is set for the start of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia, beginning Friday, Feb. 7 and concluding Sunday, Feb. 23.

Olympic torch bearer Maria Sharapova during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Olympic torch bearer Maria Sharapova during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Dominic Harrington, Ben Kilner and Billy Morgan of the Great Britain Snowboard Team pose for a portrait on the Olympic rings at the Athletes Village in the Rosa Khutor mountain village cluster prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014.
Dominic Harrington, Ben Kilner and Billy Morgan of the Great Britain Snowboard Team pose for a portrait on the Olympic rings at the Athletes Village in the Rosa Khutor mountain village cluster prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014.
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This year’s XXII Winter Olympics are of historical significance because it marks the first time that the Games are held in the Russian Federation since the fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) some 23 years ago.

A total of 88 nations will compete in 98 events, which will be divided into 14 winter sports disciplines (7 sports). According to 2014 Winter Olympics oddsmakers, the United States is the odds-on favorite to capture the most medals this year in Sochi.

Las Vegas betting experts give the “Red, White and Blue” -110 (money-line) betting chances of accomplishing this feat, with the host country, Russia [+225], coming in as a distant second place. Rounding out the top three odds to win the most medals is Germany at +300 odds.

Opening and closing Winter Olympics 2014 ceremonies will be held at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, and will be broadcast live on NBC. Here’s a look at the complete list of Winter Olympics 2014 medal predictions – odds to win most medals in Sochi (money-lines):

  • USA: -110
  • Russia: +225
  • Germany: +300
  • Norway: +750
  • Canada: +1000
  • South Korea: +4500
  • Austria: +6500
  • China: +7000
  • Sweden: +8000
  • France: +10000
  • Switzerland: +10000
  • Netherlands: +30000
  • Czech Republic: +30000
  • Italy: +50000
  • The field (Any Other Country): +50000
  • Finland: +50000
  • Poland: +100000
  • Australia: +100000
  • Slovakia: +100000

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