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Olympics Medal Count 2012: China Leads The Way With 12

With the first two full days of the 2012 Summer Olympics in the books, China has a narrow lead in the medal count with 12 total. The United States has, not surprisingly, performed well in the early going and sits in second place with 11 (three gold, five silver, three bronze). There's plenty more to come for those two nations, which combined for well over 200 medals in 2008.

Here is the current top 12:

1. China (12)
2. United States (11)
3. Italy (7)
T4. South Korea (5)
T4. Japan (5)
T6. France (4)
T6. Russia (4)
T8. North Korea (3)
T8. Australia (3)
T8. Brazil (3)
T8. Hungary (3)

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Competition resumes Monday with medals up for grabs in gymnastics, swimming and fencing, among other events.

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