Olympic Medal Count 2012: 5 Countries Dominating Total Medal Count

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Olympic Medal Count 2012: 5 Countries Dominating Total Medal Count
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It is hard to believe, but it has almost been a full week since the London Olympic Games kicked off last Friday night.

Since then, this edition of the Summer Games has certainly seen its share of compelling storylines, shocking results and championship performances.

Among these performances are numerous amounts of world and Olympic records being set in the pool, a beach volleyball winning streak being broken and a basketball winning streak continuing without fail; there have also been a few disappointing finishes, as well as dominant performances, the inspired performance and medal for the hometown gymnastics team and, of course, the establishment of the greatest Olympian of all time.

In addition to these performances and races for the gold, another race has developed with China and the U.S. finding themselves neck-and-neck in the overall medal count. Neither country has had a significant lead over the other, and each day seems to end with both bringing in a brand new haul of medals.

So with five days already gone and in the books, here are how things stand with the top five ranked countries leading the medal count and a little insight of what we might reasonably expect from these countries as the Olympic Games continue.

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