The 2012 Olympic medal count is getting interesting as the final days of the London Games will determine which nation walks away boasting more medals than any other country in the world.
Both the United States and China have distanced themselves from the rest of the globe, but are still in a tight race for No. 1 in total count and most gold medals.
Meanwhile the host nation, Great Britain, continues to rack up golds, sitting right behind the US and China in terms of Olympic event wins.
Here we project which nations will finish the strongest this summer in London.
This is a no-brainer, after all, the Americans should have shots to medal in the men's and women's basketball gold medal matches this weekend, as well as women's volleyball. Not to mention they can still make an impact on the final count with some track and field events left to be decided.
The US takes pride in being the most dominant nation at the Olympics, and these 2012 Games are serving as another platform for the Americans to flex their muscles and demonstrate their versatility in front of the entire planet.
With track and field studs Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake set to run in the men's 4x100 relay for the heavily favored Jamaican team, the island nation is sure to add some more hardware to its total tally before the Games end.
Before the track and field events began last Friday, the Jamaicans looked like a no-show at the Olympics, failing to medal in any other sport. Luckily for them, there are three more days of track and field competition after Thursday. The Jamaicans will be living by the phrase: It's not how you start, but how you finish.
The host nation has been sensational at the 2012 Olympic Games thus far, managing to rack up more than 20 gold medals with a few days still left to go. With all the momentum that the British have created over the past two weeks in London, there is no way they won't reel in a few more medals.
The British have shown plenty of promise in the upcoming boxing competitions and could easily land 30 total gold medals before it's all said and done in London. Like the United States, the British boast a versatility at the Games that has allowed them to maintain their strong performance in the medal count. Don't expect the hosts to slow up this weekend.
2012 Olympic Medal Count as of August 9 at 12:45 p.m. ET
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