Germany is the bookmakers' favorite to take most medals ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Canada, which kick off on Friday evening.
British bookmakers William Hill give odds of 8/5 on Germany to top the overall medal standings, while Canada is at 5/2, the United States 4/1, and Norway 6/1, with Russia at 10/1.
Paddypower.com have Germany at 2/1, Canada at 9/4, Norway at 4/1, and the United States at 6/1, while Russia and Austria are both at 12/1.
Four years ago Germany headed the medals tables at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, taking a total of 29 medals, including 11 golds. Germany was followed by the United States, Austria and Russia.
MOSCOW, February 12 (RIA Novosti)