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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China Leads Both Gold And Total Medals

The United States grabbed four medals thanks to track and field on Tuesday, but still trail the Chinese in the overall medal count as well as the gold. Let's take an 8-bit look:

There's still a chance for the U.S. to catch China in the home stretch, especially with the conclusion of many track and field events yet to come, but the window is beginning to close. It's possible that these Olympic Games could see a repeat of the finish in Beijing in 2008, when the Chinese boasted the most gold, but the U.S. the most medals.

Meanwhile the usual home field advantage has paid off again, as the host Brits are in third place with 48 medals (22 gold) aided by Saturday's six-gold effort.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.