Paris 2024 Olympics Betting Guide: Tips, Predictions and Top Markets

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of international sports competition, captivating audiences worldwide. As the 2024 Paris Olympics approach, sports enthusiasts and bettors alike are gearing up for an exciting fortnight of action. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the history of the Olympics, provide key information about the Paris 2024 Games, and delve into the most popular sports and betting markets available at Galera Bet.

A Brief History of the Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games, inspired by the ancient Greek Olympics, were first held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Since then, the Olympics have grown into a global phenomenon, featuring athletes from over 200 nations competing in a wide range of sports. The Games have witnessed countless iconic moments, from Jesse Owens' four gold medals in Berlin 1936 to Usain Bolt's record-breaking sprints in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.


Paris 2024: When and Where

The 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris, France, marking the third time the city has hosted the event (previously in 1900 and 1924). The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for July 26th, with the Games concluding on August 11th. Paris 2024 will feature 32 sports, with competitions held across 37 venues in the Paris region, including iconic locations such as the Champs-Élysées, the Palace of Versailles, and the Eiffel Tower.


Popular Sports to Bet on at the Olympics


Track and field events are the heart of the Olympic Games, with the 100-metre sprint often considered the marquee event. Other popular athletics betting markets include the marathon, high jump, and relay races.



Olympic swimming events always draw massive attention, with superstars like Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky dominating recent Games. Look for exciting betting opportunities in the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly events.



Gymnasts captivate audiences with their grace, strength, and precision. Popular betting markets include the all-around competition and individual apparatus events like the vault, uneven bars, and floor exercise.



The Olympic basketball tournament features the world's best players competing for national glory. With the USA as the perennial favourites, betting on the outright winner or individual match-ups can be thrilling.


Football (Soccer)

The Olympic football tournament showcases the sport's rising stars, with men's teams featuring players under 23 (with three overage players allowed) and women's teams having no age restrictions. Betting on group winners, top goal scorers, and the outright winner can add excitement to the tournament.


2024 Olympics Betting Markets at Galera Bet

Galera Bet offers a wide range of betting markets for the Paris 2024 Olympics, catering to both casual and seasoned bettors. Some popular markets include:


Outright Winner

Predict which country will win the most gold medals or top the overall medal table. This market often features favourites like the USA, China, and host nation France.


Individual Event Winners

Bet on the gold, silver, and bronze medalists in specific events across all sports. This market allows you to back your favourite athletes and capitalise on your knowledge of their form and potential.


Head-to-Head Matchups

Wager on which athlete or team will perform better in a specific event or match. This market is particularly popular in sports like tennis, basketball, and football.


Over/Under Bets

Predict whether an athlete or team will exceed or fall short of a specific performance benchmark, such as the number of goals scored in a football match or the time clocked in a swimming event.


Medal Count Over/Under

Bet on whether a country will win more or fewer medals than a specified number set by the bookmaker. This market allows you to capitalise on your predictions of a nation's overall performance.


Podium Finish

Wager on whether an athlete or team will finish in the top three positions (gold, silver, or bronze) in their event. This market provides more flexibility than betting on outright winners.


Winning Margin

Predict the victory margin in events like basketball, handball, or water polo. This market adds an extra level of excitement and rewards your ability to gauge the competitiveness of a match.


Fastest Qualifier

Bet on which athlete will post the quickest time in qualifying rounds of events like swimming, athletics, or track cycling. This market allows you to showcase your knowledge of the athletes' current form and potential.


Tournament Top Scorer

Wager on the player who will score the most goals or points in team sports like football, basketball, or field hockey. This market adds a unique dimension to your betting experience and tests your ability to identify standout performers.


Athlete Specials

Look for special bets tailored to specific athletes or events. These may include wagers on a swimmer breaking a world record, a gymnast achieving a perfect score, or a sprinter winning multiple gold medals.


In-Play Betting

Take advantage of live betting opportunities during Olympic events. In-play markets allow you to place bets as the action unfolds, such as predicting the next point winner in a tennis match or the next goal scorer in a football game.


Get in on the Action at Galera Bet

As the excitement builds for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Galera Bet is your ultimate destination for Olympic betting. With competitive odds, a user-friendly platform, and a wide selection of markets, Galera Bet ensures that you can fully immerse yourself in the Olympic experience.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to turn your passion for sports into potential winnings. Sign up with Galera Bet today and start exploring the numerous betting opportunities the Paris 2024 Olympics have to offer. Whether you're a fan of athletics, swimming, gymnastics, or any other Olympic sport, Galera Bet has you covered.


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