London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: China Maintains Lead Over The U.S.

China still has the edge over the United States. It entered the day atop the medal count and it leaves Tuesday atop the standings as well with a total of 73 medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Meanwhile the U.S. is currently stuck in second with 70 medals, including 30 gold, and Great Britain, carrying the home-turf advantage, remains in third place

Here's the complete medal count thus far, courtesy of SI.com:

  1. China 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
  2. United States 70 (30 gold, 19 silver, 21 bronze)
  3. Great Britain 48 (22 gold, 13 silver, 13 bronze)
  4. Russia 48 (10 gold, 18 silver, 20 bronze)
  5. Japan 29 (2 gold, 13 silver, 13 bronze)

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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