Learntobet USA Sports Information: Athletics

BACKGROUND TO ATHLETICS

 

Athletics has its origins in the Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC and is a cornerstone of the modern Olympic movement. The term covers a collection of competitive sporting events which include running, jumping, throwing and walking. The sport is governed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

 

THE SPORT TODAY

 

Competition is widespread at club, regional, international and Olympic level. A series of Athletics Grand Prix events takes place each year with extensive TV coverage and substantial prize money for those taking part.

 

TOP TIPS FOR BETTING ON ATHLETICS

 

Analyse recent events via athletics magazines, websites, online posts and TV coverage.

 

Pay attention to form and injury reports which can have a big impact.

 

Compare prices offered by a number of bookmakers to secure the best value.

 

All major European bookmakers and betting exchanges offer odds on World Championships, Grand Prix events and The Olympics.