Get into the Tokyo Olympics spirit with Hollywood Bets

By Partnered Content Time of article published Aug 2, 2021

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CAPE TOWN – With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in full swing, South Africans can be extremely proud as athletes, Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag have starred for us thus far with medals in the pool and on the surf, respectively. With many hopes in Track and Field, it can only get better!

Olympics fans around the world are excited to watch their favourite athletes pushing themselves to their physical limits in the quest for Olympic gold and glory. Due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown in Japan, people around the world will have to watch the games from the comfort of their own homes.

The fun goes beyond the sporting events. Fans can indulge themselves in the numerous interesting statistics and trivia that will keep them entertained for hours on end. These Olympic Games statistics and trivia reflect how the Olympics have changed since the first modern games were held in 1896.

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The 1896 Athens games had nine sports and 36 events. According to Olympics website, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has 33 sports and 339 medal events. As the games grew over the decades, more sports were introduced, Tokyo 2020 is no different as there will be four sports that will be making their debut at the games. These sports are karate, sports climbing, skateboarding and surfing.

Representation has also dramatically increased over the years, of the more than 11 300 athletes at the games 48.8% of them are women, making them the first gender neutral games.

With so many events and athletes at this year’s games, punters can make informed decisions when they place their bets with the vast amount of information that is available to them.

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Hollywoodbets offers numerous betting opportunities for more than 20 sports that range from Archery, to Judo and Swimming. The list could grow as more sports are added to the list.

* To keep yourself in the loop, punters can visit the Hollywoodbets blog to get the latest news on the sports action that is happening at the Olympics and other sports events that are happening around the world.

* Punters who want to bet on their favourite Olympian or Olympic Team can visit the Hollywoodbets website.

* Gambling is not for under-18s. Please gamble responsibly.

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