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Gold rush for punters after team GB’s Olympic success

| 22.08.2016

Patriotic punters are celebrating Britain’s greatest ever Olympics, triumphs which have left leading bookmaker Coral facing their biggest ever pay-out on the games.

“Following the success at London 2012, there was record interest in the Rio games, and with Team GB breaking all previous Olympic records, we have been left counting the cost of the Gold rush,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

“Andy Murray’s repeat victory in the tennis and Justin Rose’s golf triumph were the two most expensive results for us, and along with all the other superb Gold medal winning performances, we’ve been hit with a £1 million hammering for the first time ever on an Olympics,” added McGeady.

Coral is now expecting many of this year’s Olympic heroes and heroines to be made a Sir or a Dame in the Queen’s New Years Honours list. Mo Farah is the shortest-priced favourite to receive the honour at 1-5, ahead of Jason Kenny at 1-3 and Laura Trott at 1-2. Andy Murray is also odds-on to be given a knighthood at 10-11, while Katherine Grainger is 2-1 to become a Dame.

**To Be Knighted or made a Dame

1-5 Mo Farah, 1-3 Jason Kenny, 1-2 Laura Trott, 10-11 Andy Murray,

2-1 Katherine Grainger. Others on request.



Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social