At SBGGlobal.com we are very much interested in the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics, now known as Vancouver 2010. As always usually one of the big games of all winter Olympics is the play for the Gold in Hockey. So from Feb.15-28 the focus on the Hockey world will turn to Vancouver 2010 as many of the National Hockey League’s best players are involved in competition for their respective countries. Now let’s look at the teams: CANADA – Considered the favorite to win gold, Team Canada ices a formidable, well-balanced lineup. RUSSIA – They enter the Olympics coming off consecutive gold medal triumphs over Canada at the World Hockey betting Championships. USA – This is a younger version of Team USA compared to recent Winter Olympic tournaments, but the team possesses a strong combination of speed and muscle. SWEDEN – They are the defending men’s ice hockey Olympic champions but could find themselves hard-pressed to repeat. CZECH Republic. The Czechs will ice a puck-moving defense, they’ll be competitive, but the Czechs are lacking the defensive depth to compete. FINLAND – They have been renowned for their strong goaltending and defensive game and this year’s team continues that tradition. SLOVAKIA – This team is an interesting mix of current and former NHL talent.
Then we move on to other competitive events like the Men’s downhill and Weather Or Not- Heavy rain and snow in Whistler derailed another day of training runs Sunday, as alpine skiers have yet to compete for medals in the Games. Men’s downhill is set for Monday. Vincent Jay of France has won a gold medal in his Olympic debut, capturing the 10-kilometer sprint at the Vancouver Games. Jay shot cleanly and took advantage of an early start number to finish in 24 minutes, 7.8 seconds. A flurry of wet snowfall made conditions tougher for many of the favorites who started later. Then on to Curling where John Shuster is returning to the Olympics after winning bronze in the 2006 Games. He’s returning to the Olympics, but what’s different this time around? Shuster is the leader of his U.S. squad. Next we see Figure Skating- China’s Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo have received a record score in winning the short program at the Vancouver Olympics. European champions Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia were 2.5 points behind Shen and Zhao heading into Monday night’s free skate. Next we see Freestyle skiing where the host country is on the board with its first gold medal, thanks to the upset pulled off by Alexandre Bilodeau, who won the men’s moguls Sunday night to finally become the first Canadian to win an Olympic title inside his own country’s borders. Then on to Ski JumpNordic – Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann is the first gold medal winner of the Vancouver Olympics. Ammann secured his third Olympic title by winning the normal hill event Saturday after putting down the longest jumps in both rounds. Next we see Sliding Sports – Just two days after the death of Georgian lugerNodar Kumaritashvili, Germans Felix Loch and David Moeller took home gold and silver in the men’s singles event. Then on to Snowoarding which has becomea very, very popular event in the winter Olymics, wherever! Chris Klug is the only Olympic athlete to win a medal after undergoing an organ transplant, this on in snowboarding. And last but not least is Speed Skating – Kristina Groves gave Canada hopes for speedskating gold in the women’s 3,000 meters, but wound up with the bronze, beaten by Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and Germany’s Stephanie Beckert.
Now that we have given you a brief insight to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics we will also bring you up to date on Medal Standings: As of today the GOLD Metals are as follows- USA 6, Germany 4, and France 3. Silver Medals- Germany 3, USA 2 and Canada 1. Finally the Bronze Medals – USA 3, Italy 2, and France 1. Now that you are given the insight on the games, go to SBGGlobal and Check on the available line on the various or most popular events that the players prefer for wagering, again check us out at SBGGLOBAL.com