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London Olympics Medal Count 2012: U.S. Medals 8 Times Thursday, Pushing Olympic Total To 37

The United States won eight medals -- six of which were gold -- in London on Thursday to claim top honors in the Olympics medal count with 37. The Chinese won four medals on the day but now find themselves three behind Team USA.

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The six gold medals won by Team USA on Thursday gives the Americans 18, which equals China's total.

Japan, Germany and Russia round out the current top five in the medal count. Here's the top 10:

1. United States (37 total medals; 18 gold, nine silver, 10 bronze)
2. China (34)
3. Japan (19)
T4. Germany (17)
T4. Russia (17)
6. France (16)
7. Great Britain (15)
8. South Korea (14)
T9. Italy (11)
T9. Australia (11)

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