London 2012 was derided as a betting event in the buildup but has Great Britain’s gold rush prompted a surge to the bookies?

Olympics fever has well and truly gripped the UK. I suspect it might be hard to feel it if you’re not here but trust me, the general public is mad for it. Everyone who did not get tickets is gagging to get their hands on some. Full on Olympics-sceptics have been converted ever since their neighbours and friends forced them to tune in to Danny Boyle’s surprisingly fantastic opening ceremony.

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