The Final Medal Count: And So It Ends

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Team USA wins the medal count this time around after losing to China in 2008! More importantly though, Italy finished in a very solid eighth place, an accomplishment on par with their invention of the thermometer, Alessandro Volt, and the typewriter.

Thanks for watching everyone! We hope you've been educated in both the medal count and your Italian history.

Today's Medal Count: WE'RE ALMOST THERE

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Well, folks, we are approaching the end. Today's medal count is pretty similar to yesterdays, and what you are looking at now is essentially the final London 2012 medal count. There are some medal events tomorrow morning before the closing ceremonies to look forward to, including basketball, the pentathalon, and the men's marathon.

Did you know that celebrities Amy Adams and Joel McHale were born in Italy? Italy is also home to Europe's highest peak and the world's longest land tunnel.

Today's Medal Count: Italy Back in the Top 10!

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After an extended stay outside of the top 10, Italy has returned to medal counting prominence!

Italy's top 10 placing in the medal standings is truly a great accomplishment that can be counted alongside the Sistine Chapel, the distinct boot shape of the country itself, and Renaissance artist Donatello.

Today's Medal Count: Yay English Speaking Countries!

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YAY ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES!

The United States is now FIRST in our medal count thanks to Track and Field events!

Australia FINALLY cracked the top ten!

And Great Britain remains in third, continuing their most successful Olympic run ever!

HOORAY FOR ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES! In honor of English, here are some ENGLISH FACTS! In addition to being the most widespread language in the world, English also has one of the largest vocabularies, but the letter combination "ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. Also, since you're reading this right now, we can assume you also speak English. NICE WORK!

Today's Medal Count: The Problem With Medals

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Today's Medal Count looks a bit different from the other days. We're featuring a different Medal Counter that weighs gold medals against the others and is updated more frequently. Our old medal count weighed gold too, but we had to hunt around a bit to find a similar one that updated more often.

Putting weight on the amount of gold medals won leaves China in first, followed by the United States and Great Britain. Although it's up to personal preference, really, we here at Roflympics believe that gold medals should be weighted when considering how many total medals a country has won.

Finally, because we don't want to change things up on you TOO much, here's some Italian facts because our resident Italian-American demanded it. Did you know that Italy is home to the Statue of David, Circus Maximus, and is also the birthplace of eyeglasses?

Today's Medal Count: Great Britain's Great Gold Rush

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Britain is experiencing its biggest haul of gold medals since 1908. While expected superpowers China and U.S.A. continue their unsurprising struggle for Olympic dominance, Team G.B. has swung from behind to deliver their country's most successful Olympics in history. Here's to the home team!

Today's Medal Count: USA Feeling the Pinch

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No drastic change in today's medal standings. Also no drastic change in the standings of Italy. We're starting to run out of Italy facts, so instead here's a brief list of our favorite Italian dishes: Spaghetti Bolognese, Veal Marsala, Chicken Piccata, and Squid Ink Pasta if we feel dangerous.

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