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Olympic odds

Just days before I begin my annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend, decided to send me the odds for the Olympic hockey tournament. As expected, Canada is the favorite to claim gold, with Russia right behind.

Here are the odds for the gold and the groups, with my usual disclaimer: Gambling is bad. Your money is much better spent on whiskey and women.

Odds to Win the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Championship   

Canada  1/1

Russia  2/1

Sweden  11/2

USA  7/1

Czech Republic  15/1

Finland 16/1

Slovakia  40/1

Switzerland 125/1

Germany  400/1

Belarus 500/1

Latvia  500/1

Norway 500/1


Odds to Win Group A

Canada   2/9

USA  5/2

Switzerland  50/1

Norway 400/1

Odds to Win Group B

Russia  1/3

Czech Republic 9/4

Slovakia 18/1

Latvia 400/1

Odds to Win Group C  

Sweden  1/2

Finland  7/5

Germany 50/1

Belarus  150/1

---John Vogl

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