The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia continued Feb. 12 with six more medal round events. At the close of day five action, Norway remained atop the overall medal standings leader board with 12 total gold, silver and bronze finishes, two more than its nearest competitor, according to data posted to the Games' official website following the competition.
Two nations, Canada and the Netherlands, enter day six tied for second place with 10 medals apiece. Day five saw the Dutch continue their 2014 Olympic dominance in long track speedskating by taking the gold and bronze medals in the men's 1,000 meter event.
The United States and Russia are knotted in fourth with nine total podium finishes. Feb. 12 marked a disappointing day of Olympic action for Team USA, as alpine skiier Julia Mancuso and long track speedskater Shani Davis, who were both favored to win their respective events, failed to make the podium. The nation's sole bright spot came in the form of a pair of snowboarders, Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark, who claimed gold and bronze in halfpipe.
Alone in sixth place with eight total --including an impressive six gold-- medals is Germany, while Austria follows with five. Eighth place features a three-way tie between Switzerland, Slovenia, and Sweden with four each, while another three nations, including France, Japan, and the Czech Republic, are tied for 11th with three apiece.
Finally, Italy ranks 14th with two medals total, while the last 10 nations on the leader board have one podium finish apiece. Included are Slovakia, Belarus, Korea, Poland, Australia, China, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine and Great Britain.
Athletic competition from the 2014 Winter Olympics continues Feb. 13.