The 2014 Winter Olympics medal standings at the close of day 10 of athletic competition in and around Sochi, Russia saw the United States jump back into a tie for the lead, according to data posted to the Games' official website on Feb. 17.
The U.S. and host nation Russia finished day 10 locked in a tie for the most medals overall with 18 each. The U.S. bolstered their medal count with two history-making podium finishes on Feb. 17. While Steve Holcomb piloted USA-1 to the nation's first two-man bobsled medal, a bronze, in 62 years, Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first Americans to ever win Olympic ice dancing gold. Russia matched the U.S. by claiming two medals on day 10, including gold in bobsled and bronze in ice dancing.
Alone in third place with 17 medals, including a whopping 16 in long track speedskating events, is the Netherlands, while Norway and Canada are tied with fourth with 15 apiece. Germany, who extended their lead in the gold medal count by winning an eighth championship, this time in the ski jumping team event, is ranked sixth with 13 total medals.
Sweden sits alone in seventh place with nine medals, while Switzerland and Austria are tied for eighth place with eight apiece. A quartet of nations that includes Belarus, China, France, and Japan are knotted for 10th place with six medals each, while another trio comprised of the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Italy hold 14th place with five podium finishes apiece.
Poland rests alone in 17th place with four overall medals, all gold, while Korea, Australia and Latvia's three medals each tie them for 18th on the medal count leader board. Great Britain and Finland are tied for 21st place with two medals, while the last four nations on the leader board Slovakia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, share 23rd place with one podium finish per country.
The 2014 Winter Olympics will continue Feb. 18 with seven more medal round finals.