Today's Medal Count: China Takes Back the Lead

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After a weekend that saw Team GB skyrocket up the medal standings, they now stand in third place behind China and Team USA.

Italy snuck into 6th place after taking team fencing gold today, making for a great accomplishment to go along with the Ferrari, the Pantheon in Rome, and the 2006 World Cup Champion Azzurri.

Today's Medal Count: Team USA Closes the Gap

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The big news today was Team GB going from eleventh to fifth in the span of just thirty minutes, while Team USA tied China in golds, with the overall lead going to China using silvers as the tiebreaker.

Keeping with tradition mentioning Italy every single day in the medal count no matter what, it's worth noting that they took gold in women's team fencing today. Italy now has this accomplishment to go along with Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, defeating the Carthaginians in the Second Punic War, and Venetian gondolas.

Today's Medal Count: China Continues to Reign Supreme

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As the day draws to a close, China holds a healthy lead of five golds in front of Team USA, while Italy continues its freefall following their strong start last weekend. Don't feel bad Italians, you can always take solace in your super cool sports cars, Renaissance painters, and five-time Academy Award winning director Federico Fellini.

Today's Medal Count: China and Team USA Remain Neck-And-Neck

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On a day where Team USA won a score of medals, China kept pace and remains the overall leader based on golds.


After a quick start, Italy has been dropped out of the top five. Don't worry Italians, you'll always have scenic countrysides, the Trevi Fountain, and Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Enrico Fermi.

Today's Medal Count: Team USA Catches China

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China remains atop the medal standings today, only this time they have company, as Team USA pulls even. Sadly Italy has dropped out of the top three, but they'll always be able to fall back on Dante Alighieri, renaissance mathematicians, and the Coliseum.

Today's Medal Count: Team USA Closes the Gap

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With day two coming to a close, the medal count is in! The Italians now drop to third behind Team USA, while China reigns supreme once again. Asia continues to dominate everyone everywhere in everything, as China, South Korea, and Japan combine for 22 total medals.

Today's Medal Count: Wait What?

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As the day's festivities come to a close, it's time we tallied up the accolades! The Chinese and U.S. totals are fairly predictable, but Italy? Sure why not. And even if there haven't been enough events for this to be relevant, this is that rare part of the Olympics where the Italians can celebrate having more gold medals than anyone who isn't China. Forza Italia!

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