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Here Are The Gold Medal Favourites In Every Single Olympic Event

Mikaela shiffrin

90-eight gold medals will be given out at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Norway, thanks to dominance in endurance skiing sports, is the favourite to win the most golds. But the U.S. isn’t far behind.

We compiled the gold medal favourites in all 98 events using the odds from the gambling site Bovada (as well as SkyBet where Bovada didn’t list the odds).

Click here to see the gold medal favourites in every event >

To jump straight to a sport, use these links:

ALPINE SKIING >

BIATHLON >

BOBSLEIGH >

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING >

CURLING >

FIGURE SKATING >

FREESTYLE SKIING >

HOCKEY >

LUGE >

NORDIC COMBINED >

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING >

SKELETON >

SKI JUMPING >

SNOWBOARDING >

SPEED SKATING >

ALPINE SKIING (women's slalom): Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Marlies Schild (Austria), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany), Maria Pietilae-Holmner (Sweden)

ALPINE SKIING (men's slalom): Marcel Hirscher, Austria

Odds: 7-to-4

Other contenders: Felix Neureuther (Germany), Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway), Mario Matt (Austria)

ALPINE SKIING (men's downhill): Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

Odds: 15-to-8

Other contenders: Bode Miller (USA), Erik Guay (Canada), Christof Innerhofer (Italy)

ALPINE SKIING (women's downhill): Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Tina Maze (Slovenia), Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein), Elisabeth Goergl (Austria)

ALPINE SKIING (men's super combined): Ivica Kostelic, Croatia

Odds: 2-to-1

Other contenders: Ted Ligety (USA), Alexis Pinturault (France), Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway)

ALPINE SKIING (women's super combined): Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany

Odds: 7-to-5

Other contenders: Tina Maze (Slovenia), Nicole Hosp (Austria), Marie Michele Gagnon (Canada)

ALPINE SKIING (men's giant slalom): Ted Legity, USA

Odds: 11-to-10

Other contenders: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), Alexis Pinturault (France), Felix Neureuther (Germany)

ALPINE SKIING (women's giant slalom): Anna Fenninger, Austria

Odds: 4-to-1

Other contenders: Jessica Lindell-Vikarby (Sweden), Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Lara Gut (Switzerland)

ALPINE SKIING (men's super G): Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

Odds: 10-to-11

Other contenders: Bode Miller (USA), Hannes Reichelt (Austria), Erik Guay (Canada)

ALPINE SKIING (women's super G): Lara Gut, Switzerland

Odds: 7-to-2

Other contenders: Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany), Tina Maze (Slovenia)

BIATHLON (women's 7.5km sprint): Darya Domracheva, Belarus

Odds: 11-to-4

Other contenders: Tora Berger (Norway), Kaisa Makarainen (Finland), Gabriela Soukolova (Czech Republic)

BIATHLON (men's 10km sprint): Martin Fourcade, France

Odds: 11-to-5

Other contenders: Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway), Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Norway), Tarjei Boe (Norway)

BIATHLON (women's 10km pursuit): Tora Berger, Norway

Odds: 3-to-2

Other contenders: Darya Domracheva (Belarus), Kaisa Makarainen (Finland), Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic)

BIATHLON (men's 12.5km pursuit): Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Martin Fourcade (France), Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Norway), Simon Schempp (Germany)

BIATHLON (women's 12.5km mass start): Tora Berger, Norway

Odds: 3-to-2

Other contenders: Darya Domracheva (Belarus), Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic), Andrea Henkel (Germany)

BIATHLON (women's 15km individual): Tora Berger, Norway

Odds: 5-to-4

Other contenders: Darya Domracheva (Belarus), Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic), Andrea Henkel (Germany)

BIATHLON (men's 15km mass start): Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Martin Fourcade (France), Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Norway), Tarjei Boe (Norway)

BIATHLON (men's 20km individual): Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Martin Fourcade (France), Simon Schempp (Germany), Jakov Fak (Croatia)

BIATHLON (women's 4x6km relay): Norway

Team Norway won the 2012 World Championships.

Odds: 6-to-5

Other contenders: Germany, Russia, Ukraine

BIATHLON (men's 4x7.5km): Norway

Team Norway at the 2012 World Championships.

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Russia, France, Germany

BIATHLON (mixed relay): Norway

Odds: 5-to-6

Other contenders: France, Russia, Germany

BOBSLEIGH (men's two-man): Steven Holcomb, USA

Odds: 11/8

Other contenders: Beat Hefti (Switzerland), Francesco Friedrich (Germany), Alexander Zubkov (Russia)

BOBSLEIGH (women's two-man): Kaillie Humphries, Canada

Odds: 10/11

Other contenders: Elana Meyers (USA), Sandra Kiriasis (Germany), Jamie Greubel (USA)

BOBSLEIGH (men's four-man): Maximilian Arndt, Germany

Odds: 11-to-4

Other contenders: Alexander Zubkov (Russia), Steven Holcomb (USA), Pskars Melbardis (Latvia)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's sprint): Kikkan Randall, USA

Odds: 10-to-11

Other contenders: Marit Bjoergen (Norway), Maiken Caspersen Falla (Norway), Ida Ingemarsdotter (Sweden)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's sprint): Petter Northug, Norway

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Nikita Kriukov (Russia), Alexey Petukhov (Russia), Emil Joensson (Sweden)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's skiathlon): Marit Bjoergen, Norway

Odds: 2-to-5

Other contenders: Therese Johaug (Norway), Charlotte Kalla (Sweden), Justyna Kowalczyk (Poland)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's skiathlon): Petter Northug, Norway

Odds: 6-to-5

Other contenders: Martin Johnsrud Sundby (Norway), Maxim Vylegzhanin (Russia), Dario Cologna (Switzerland)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's 10km sprint): Justyna Kowalczyk, Poland

Odds: 10-to-11

Other contenders: Marit Bjorgen (Norway), Therese Johaug (Norway), Charlotte Kalla (Sweden)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's 15km sprint): Alexey Poltoranin, Kazakhstan

Odds: 7-to-2

Other contenders: Dario Cologna (Switzerland), Petter Northug (Norway), Martin Johnsrud Sundby (Norway)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's 30km mass start): Therese Johaug, Norway

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Marit Bjoergen (Norway), Charlotte Kalla (Sweden), Justyna Kowalczyk (Poland)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's 50km mass start): Petter Northug, Norway

Odds: 9-to-4

Other contenders: Martin Johnsrud Sundby (Norway), Alexander Legkov (Russia), Maxim Vylegzhanin (Russia)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's team sprint): Finland

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Norway, USA, Germany

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's team sprint): Russia

Odds: 11-to-8

Other contenders: Norway, Kazakhstan, Sweden

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (women's 4x5m relay): Norway

Odds: 1-to-12

Other contenders: Sweden, Finland, USA

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (men's 4x10km relay): Norway

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: Russia, Sweden, Canada

CURLING (women's): Canada

Odds: 7-to-5

Other contenders: Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland

CURLING (men's): Canada

Odds: 2-to-3

Other contenders: Sweden, Great Britain, Norway

FIGURE SKATING (team): Russia

Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia.

Odds: 5-to-4

Other contenders: Canada, USA, Japan

FIGURE SKATING (women's): Yuna Kim, South Korea

Odds: 4-to-5

Other contenders: Mao Asada (Japan), Julia Lipnitskaia (Russia), Carolina Kostner (Italy)

FIGURE SKATING (men's): Patrick Chan, Canada

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan), Daisuke Takahashi (Japan), Denis 10 (Kazakhstan)

FIGURE SKATING (pairs): Volosozhar/Trankov, Russia

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: Savchenko/Szolkowy (Germany), Pang/Tong (China), Duhamel/Radford (Canada)

FIGURE SKATING (ice dancing): Davis/White, USA

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: Virtue/Moir (Canada), Bobrova/Soloviev (Russia), Ilinykh/Katsalapov (Russia)

FREESTYLE SKIING (women's slopestyle): Dara Howell, Canada

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Keri Herman (USA), Devin Logan (USA), Kaya Turski (Canada)

FREESTYLE SKIING (men's slopestyle): Nick Goepper, USA

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Andreas Haatveit (Norway), Bobby Brown (USA), James Woods (Great Britain)

FREESTYLE SKIING (women's moguls): Hannah Kearney, USA

Odds: 5-to-6

Other contenders: Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Canada), Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (Canada), Heidi Kloser (USA)

FREESTYLE SKIING (men's moguls): Mikael Kingsbury, Canada

Odds: 4-to-7

Other contenders: Alexandre Bilodeau (Canada), Patrick Deneen (USA), Alexandr Smyshlyaev (Russia)

FREESTYLE SKIING (women's aerials): Nina Li, China

Odds: 9-to-4

Other contenders: Mengtao Xu (China), Xin Zhang (China), Shuang Cheng (China)

FREESTYLE SKIING (men's aerials): Liu Zhongqing, China

Odds: 2-to-1

Other contenders: Guangpu Qi (China), Zongyang Jia (China), Anton Kusnir (Belarus)

FREESTYLE SKIING (women's halfpipe): Maddie Bowman, USA

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Virginie Faivre (France), Ayana Onozuka (Japan), Devin Logan (USA)

FREESTYLE SKIING (men's halfpipe): David Wise, USA

Odds: 11-to-8

Other contenders: Mike Riddle (Canada), Aaron Blunck (USA), Kevin Rolland (France)

FREESTYLE SKIING (women's ski cross): Marielle Thompson, Canada

Odds: 7-to-2

Other contenders: Katrin Muller (Switzerland), Fanny Smith (Switzerland), Ophelie David (France)

FREESTYLE SKIING (men's ski cross): David Duncan, Canada

Odds: 9-to-2

Other contenders: Andreas Matt (Austria), Victor Oehling Norberg (Sweden), Alex Fiva (Switzerland)

HOCKEY (men's): Canada

Odds: 2-to-1

Other contenders: Russia, Sweden, USA

HOCKEY (women's): Canada

Odds: 5-to-6

Other contenders: USA

LUGE (team relay): Germany

Odds: 1-to-12

Other contenders: Canada, Italy, Russia

LUGE (men's): Felix Loch, Germany

Odds: 2-to-3

Other contenders: Armin Zoggeler (Italy), David Moller (Germany), Dominick Fischnaller (Italy)

LUGE (women's): Natalie Geisenberger, Germany

Odds: 1-to-10

Other contenders: Tatjana Hufner (Germany), Anke Wischnewski (Germany), Alex Gough (Canada)

LUGE (doubles men): Wendl/Arlt, Germany

Odds: 2-to-9

Other contenders: Eggert/Benecken (Germany), Linger/Linger (Austria), Penz/Fischler (Austria)

NORDIC COMBINED (men's normal hill): Eric Frenzel, Germany

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Jason Lamy Chappuis (France), Magnus Moan (Norway), Mikko Kokslien (Norway)

NORDIC COMBINED (men's large hill): Eric Frenzel, Germany

Odds: 4-to-5

Other contenders: Jason Lamy Chappuis (France), Magnus Moan (Norway), Mikko Kokslien (Norway)

NORDIC COMBINED (men's team): Germany

Odds: 9-to-5

Other contenders: Norway, France, Austria

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (men's 500m): Viktor Ahn, Russia

Odds: 5-to-4

Other contenders: Charles Hamelin (Canada), Dajing Wu (China), Vladimir Grigorev (Russia)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (women's 500m): Kexin Fan, China

Odds: 8-to-5

Other contenders: Seung-Hi Park (South Korea), Arianna Fontana (Italy), Shim Suk-Hee (South Korea)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (men's 1000m): Charles Hamelin, Canada

Odds: 3-to-2

Other contenders: Viktor Ahn (Russia), Sjinkie Knegt (Netherlands), Dajing Wu (China)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (women's 1000m) Shim Suk-Hee, South Korea

Odds: 10-to-11

Other contenders: Alang Kim (South Korea), Seung-Hi Park (South Korea), Arianna Fontana (Italy)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (men's 1500m): Charles Hamelin, Canada

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Lee Han-Bin (South Korea), Victor An (South Korea), Sin Da-Woon (South Korea)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (women's 1500m): Shim Suk-Hee, South Korea

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: Kim A-Lang (South Korea), Seung-Hi Park (South Korea), Yang Zhou (China)

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (women's 3000m relay): South Korea

Odds: 1-to-2

Other contenders: China, Canada, Italy

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING (men's 5000m relay): Canada

Odds: 7-to-4

Other contenders: USA, South Korea, Russia

SKELETON (women's): Elizabeth Yarnold, Great Britain

Odds: 3-to-2

Other contenders: Noelle Pikus-Pace (USA), Shelley Rudman (Great Britain), Anja Huber (Germany)

SKELETON (men's): Martins Dukurs, Latvia

Odds: 4-to-9

Other contenders: Alexander Tretiakov (Russia), Tomass Dukurs (Latvia), Matt Antoine (USA)

SKI JUMPING (men's normal hill): Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Kamil Stoch (Poland), Peter Prevc (Slovenia), Severin Freund (Germany)

SKI JUMPING (women's normal hill): Sara Takanashi, Japan

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Daniele Iraschko-Stolz (Austria), Sarah Hendrickson (USA), Carina Vogt (Germany)

SKI JUMPING (men's large hill): Kamil Stoch, Poland

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria), Peter Prevc (Slovenia), Severin Freund (Germany)

SKI JUMPING (men's team large hill): Austria

Odds: 3-to-2

Other contenders: Slovenia, Germany, Poland

SNOWBOARDING (women's slopestyle): Jamie Anderson, USA

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Spencer O'Brien (Canada), Sarka Pancochova (Czech Republic), Silje Norendal (Norway)

SNOWBOARDING (men's slopestyle): Mark McMorris, Canada

Odds: 5-to-1

Other contenders: Max Parrot (Canada), Shaun White (USA), Roope Tonteri (Finland)

SNOWBOARDING (women's halfpipe): Kelly Clark, USA

Odds: 2-to-9

Other contenders: Torah Bright (Australia), Arielle Gold (USA), Hannah Teter (USA)

SNOWBOARDING (men's halfpipe): Shaun White, USA

Odds: 2-to-5

Other contenders: Yuri Podladchikov (Russia), Danny Davis (USA), Gregory Bretz (USA)

SNOWBOARDING (men's snowboard cross): Alex Pullin, Australia

Odds: 7-to-2

Other contenders: Markus Schairer (Austria), Nate Holland (USA), Christopher Robanske (Canada)

SNOWBOARDING (women's snowboard cross): Lindsey Jacobellis, USA

Odds: 9-to-4

Other contenders: Dominique Maltais (Canada), Eva Samkova (Czech Republic), Maelle Ricker (Canada)

SNOWBOARDING (men's parallel giant slalom): Benjamin Karl, Austria

Odds: 5-to-6

Other contenders: Jasey-Jay Anderson (Canada), Zan Kosir (Slovenia), Michael Lambert (Canada)

SNOWBOARDING (women's parallel giant slalom): Patrizia Kummer, Switzerland

Odds: 5-to-2

Other contenders: Amelie Kober (Germany), Nicolien Sauerbreij (Netherlands), Isabella Laboeck (Germany)

SNOWBOARDING (men's parallel slalom): Rok Marguc, Slovenia

Odds: 4-to-7

Other contenders: Andreas Prommegger (Austria), Justin Reiter (USA), Roland Fischnaller (Italy)

SNOWBOARDING (women's parallel slalom): Patrizia Kummer, Switzerland

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Isabella Laboeck (Germany), Amelie Kober (Germany), Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic)

SPEED SKATING (men's 500m): Tae-Bum Mo, South Korea

Odds: 3-to-1

Other contenders: Michel Mulder (Netherlands), Jan Smeekens (Netherlands), Joji Kato (Japan)

SPEED SKATING (women's 500m): Sang-Hwa Lee, South Korea

Odds: 3-to-10

Other contenders: Beixing Wang (China), Jing Yu (China), Heather Richardson (USA)

SPEED SKATING (men's 1000m): Shani Davis, USA

Odds: 1-to-1

Other contenders: Brian Hansen (USA), Jamie Gregg (Canada), Tae-Bum Mo (South Korea)

SPEED SKATING (women's 1000m): Heather Richardson, USA

Odds: 5-to-4

Other contenders: Ireen Wust (Netherlands), Brittany Bowe (USA), Christine Nesbitt (Canada)

SPEED SKATING (women's 1500m): Ireen Wust, Netherlands

Odds: 2-to-5

Other contenders: Lotte van Beek (Netherlands), Christine Nesbitt (Canada), Jorien ter Mors (Netherlands)

SPEED SKATING (men's 1500m): Shani Davis, USA

Odds: 11-to-4

Other contenders: Denis Yuskov (Russia), Brian Hansen (USA), Koen Vermeij (Netherland)

SPEED SKATING (women's 3000m): Martina Sablikova, Czech Republic

Odds: 2-to-5

Other contenders: Ireen Wust (Netherlands), Claudia Pechstein (Germany), Antoinette De Jong (Netherlands)

SPEED SKATING (men's 5000m): Sven Kramer, Netherlands

Odds: 1-to-7

Other contenders: Jorrit Bergsma (Netherlands), Ivan Skobrev (Russia), Seung-Hoon Lee (South Korea)

SPEED SKATING (women's 5000m): Martina Sablikova, Czech Republic

Odds: 1-to-5

Other contenders: Claudia Pechstein (Germany), Ireen Wust (Netherlands), Carien Kleibeuker (Netherlands)

SPEED SKATING (men's 10000m): Sven Kramer, Netherlands

Odds: 1-to-5

Other contenders: Jorrit Bergsma (Netherlands), Bob De Jong (Netherlands), Ivan Skobrev (Russia)

SPEED SKATING (women's team pursuit): Netherlands

Odds: 1-to-4

Other contenders: Canada, Poland, Germany

SPEED SKATING (men's team pursuit): Netherlands

Odds: 1-to-3

Other contenders: USA, South Korea, Canada

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