• Tokyo will host the Olympic Games for only the second time in the competition’s history

  • Olympics betting tips will be available on various sports this summer, including athletics, volleyball and table tennis

  • Those betting on the Olympics can find Tokyo 2021 predictions ahead of the biggest events

The extended wait from Rio 2016 is nearly over: we are now just days away from the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Betting fans will be excited for a fortnight of athletics, swimming and cycling and UK followers will be able to follow Olympics bets free of charge on the BBC.

Plenty of athletics experts will be making their Tokyo 2021 predictions ahead of the Games, with 100m betting tips and Olympic swimming tips taking centre stage.

All eyes will be on the Team GB cycling team as they look to continue their Olympic success in the velodrome, with Laura Kenny and Jason Kenny leading the squad.

However, there will be stars from all over the world in action at the Olympics and Tokyo 2021 betting tips extend way beyond the British Isles.

Here, we discuss some of the biggest Olympics betting predictions ahead of Tokyo 2020 and how to bet on the Olympic Games this summer with 888sport.

How To Bet On The Olympics

If you are looking to bet on Tokyo 2021, the method is more or less exactly the same as placing a bet on any given sport.

Join 888sport today and visit the website to find today’s Olympics odds, with betting markets available on Olympic football, swimming and athletics events.

From there, it is simply a case of making your selection, entering the stake and hitting place bet to get involved in Tokyo 2021 betting.

So if you’re watching the Olympics coverage and the high jump is approaching, visit the 888 sport athletics section and look for this particular event to bet on the Games.

When Is The Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics takes place between Wednesday 21st July and Sunday 8th August.

Bizarrely, the Tokyo 2021 opening ceremony is slated for Friday 23rd July but some Olympic events, such as football and softball, begin earlier to ensure tournaments are completed.

The Olympics calendar is incredibly busy but there are plenty of events to bet on over the course of the Games – hopefully Tokyo 2021 lives up to the hype!

How To Watch The Olympics In The UK

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of EVERY Olympic event from Tokyo 2021 this summer.

With 33 sports and 339 medal events held across 42 different venues in the Japan capital, the BBC will basically have 24/7 coverage throughout the Games.

According to reports, those who wish to bet on the Olympics and watch the events can tune in from midnight to 3pm each day.

Best Olympics Bets

Here at 888sport, there are a range of top Olympics betting odds already available ahead of Tokyo 2021.

It will come as no surprise to see Team USA ranked as red hot favourites to clinch more gold medals than any other nation but Great Britain will fancy their chances of beating their tally from 2016.

Team GB finished second in the medals table in Rio, with Great Britain claiming 27 gold medals. Punters looking at Team GB odds may consider betting on over 27.5 gold medals in Japan.

Team GB Olympics Medal Hopes

Team GB are sending 376 athletes to Tokyo 2021 this summer – this is the biggest British contingent for an overseas Olympic Games.

In addition, the Tokyo Olympics will see British women outnumber men in Team GB for the first time. You’d have got decent betting odds on that…

122 Olympians make the squad after previous appearances, with 51 of those clinching medals. Those athletes will provide invaluable support to the 254 Olympic debutants.

If you’re looking for a British athlete to bet on, look no further than Adam Peaty. The 2016 Olympic gold medallist looks destined to retain his 100m breaststroke title in Tokyo.

Laura Muir is one of the biggest names on the Team GB athletics roster and Olympics odds will be favourable on the Scot clinching gold. A medal isn’t out of the question though…

If canoeing is your thing, Mallory Franklin has an excellent chance of medalling in the C1-class. Already the most successful female canoeist in Team GB history, she is one to watch.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock will also take some beating on the pommel horse while Pat McCormack is looking to go all the way in the boxing ring.

Olympics Live Betting Tips

If you follow the Olympics religiously, you may wish to get involved with live betting on Tokyo 2021.

888sport have live odds on Olympic events such as football, table tennis and water polo and there will be plenty of sport fans betting on live events this summer.

Betting in-play gives punters a chance to bet on the Olympics while watching competitors from all over the world on the biggest stage in athletics.

Olympics Betting News:

888sport is the place to be for Olympics predictions, Tokyo 2021 betting news and the latest odds on Olympic events.

From athlete profiles to Team GB squads, we provide insight into the background of athletes, record times, Olympic medals and more to help your Olympic betting experience.

Join us here as we look at the biggest Olympics bet tips and discuss Tokyo 2021 predictions ahead of what should hopefully be a successful summer for Team GB!

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Mark Baker / AP Photo*


Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.