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2014 Winter Olympics medal standings: U.S. alone on top after day 12

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Following day 12 of athletic competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, medal standings show the United States alone at the top of the leader board with 23 podium finishes, according to data posted to the Games' official website on Feb. 19.

Day 12 saw team USA add three medals to their Olympic haul, including a gold for alpine skier Ted Ligety in the men's giant slalom, and silver and bronze in women's bobsled.

Second place belongs to both host nation Russia and the Netherlands, who each enter day 13 with 22 total medals. The Dutch continued their dominance in long track speedskating on Feb. 19 by taking silver and bronze in the women's 5,000 meter event, while the Russians, like the Americans, added three medals to their Sochi collection.

Norway, who leads the gold medal count with nine, sits in fourth place overall with 20 total medals, while Canada is alone in fifth place with 18 and Germany ranks sixth with 15.

Seventh place features an 11-medal tie between France and Sweden, while Switzerland occupies ninth place with 10 medals, Austria is 10th with nine, and the Czech Republic is 11th with eight.

With seven medals each, Slovenia, Japan, and Italy share the 12-spot on the leader board. Belarus and China follow in 15th place with six total podium finishes, while a trio of nations that includes Poland, Korea, and Finland share 17th place with four medals apiece.

Two more nations, Australia and Latvia, are tied for 20th place with three medals each, while Great Britain is alone in 22nd place with two medals. Finally, rounding out the medal count standings are Slovakia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine with a single medal apiece.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will resume Feb. 20 with day 13 of athletic competition.

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