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2012 Olympics Medal Count: China Leads In Gold, Overall Medals

The People's Republic of China is currently enjoying quite a bit of success at the 2012 Olympics. Through Wednesday's games, China has the overall lead in medal count, and the Chinese have also taken home the most gold medals to date as well.

China leads the way with 30 overall medals, and they've taken home 17 gold. Chinese athletes have also taken home nine silver medals and four bronze medals through August 1.

The United States of America isn't far behind China. American athletes are second in the overall medal count, with 29 -- just one behind China. The United States, however, only has captured 12 gold medals, which is five behind China. Americans have captured eight silver and nine bronze medals as well.

The Japanese are in third place, with 17 medals overall, but only two of them are gold. Japan has captured four silver and eleven bronze.

France and Germany are tied with 13 medals each. France has taken home five gold, three silver and five bronze, while the Germans have captured three gold, eight silver and two bronze.

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