Who are the main British hopes and what are the odds for them to win their respective events?
Team GB managed a very impressive 29 gold medals in London four years ago and with the 2016 Olympic Games well and truly upon us, let’s take a look at where we can expect the golds to come from in Rio.
Following on from his remarkable double-winning feat in London, Mo Farah has the arduous task of repeating this in Rio. Having managed to claim both 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the 2015 World Championships, he will accept nothing less than two golds here.
All being well, gold should follow in the women’s heptathlon. Team GB boast the two favourites according to the bookmakers, with 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill priced at 13/8 to secure back-to-back titles.
However, Britain’s golden girl will be chased down by her apprentice, in the form of Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Various pundits believe the 23-year-old could pip Ennis-Hill to the gold medal in Rio and at 3/1 the bookies believe she has a good chance.
Greg Rutherford goes into the Games as massive favourite to retain his long-jump title. The bookies believe that US hopeful Jeff Henderson will be the only man to run him close. Could we be set for a repeat of Super Saturday in Rio?
Nicola Adams became the world’s first female boxing Olympic champion at London 2012 and she looks a cert to make it two from two. Having recently added the world title to her collection of honours, the flyweight is 1/2 to defend her crown.
Pipped to gold in London four years ago, Lizzie Armitstead bounced back to win the world title in 2015 making her the one to watch in the women’s road race. A huge price at 5/1.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome heads to Rio as the even-money favourite for the men's time trial and whilst he faces tough competition from Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, Froome is expected to win gold.
On the track, Laura Trott looks set for success in the Omnium. At 11/13, the double Olympic gold medalist is well clear of second favourite Sarah Hammer at 4/1.
Reigning Olympic and world champion Charlotte Dujardin goes into the games as the 5/6 favourite in the individual dressage. Barring any disasters, she’s nailed-on gold.
With the vast majority of the world’s top 20 pulling out, major-winners Justin Rose and Danny Willett have a great chance to collect medals in Rio. Obviously a gamble, but at 12/1 and 25/1 to win gold respectively, they represent superb value.
Max Whitlock became the first British man to win an individual world title in Glasgow in 2015. The double bronze medalist in London will have the chance to win pommel horse gold on Saturday. He’s 6/4 to do so.
Four-time world champion in the Finn class, Team GB have a banker in Giles Scott. He has dominated the category in the last four years and is expected to do just that in Rio. Best-price 4/9.
21-year-old Adam Peaty heads to Rio as the current world record holder and world champion in the 100m breaststroke and for that reason the bookies make him 2/5 favourite for the gold.
Great Britain have two excellent chances of gold medals in Taekwondo. Jade Jones won gold at London 2012 in the 57kg category and is 13/10 to do so again. Best friend Bianca Walkden will be in her shadow, but the reigning champion in the women’s over 73kg category is a fantastic bet to win gold at 5/1.
Team GB’s flag-bearer goes into the Games on the back of his second Wimbledon title and is the 5/2 second-favourite to Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray and his team have refused to stay in the Olympic village, opting instead to prepare as if it was any other big tournament.
Alistair Brownlee has dominated the sport for a while and looks very likely to add to his ridiculous medal collection in Rio. He is the even-money favourite.