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

The People's Republic of China is doing quite well at the 2012 London Olympics. So well, in fact, that after Wednesday's contests, China leads both in gold medal and overall medal count. Through August 1, China has collected 17 gold medals, nine silver medals and four bronze medals -- good for 30 overall.

The United States of America isn't too far behind. The USA is second in gold medal count, with 12 to date. American Olympians have also brought home eight silver and nine bronze medals, good for 29 overall -- just one off of China's pace so far.

The Japanese have collected the third most medals thus far, with 17. Of those 17, though, only two are gold medals, as the Japanese have collected four silver and 11 bronze medals.

France and Germany are tied for fourth with 13 medals each, respectively. France has five gold, three silver and five bronze medals, while Germany has three gold, eight silver and two bronze medals.

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