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Medal count Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Day 16: USA drops in race

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On Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia the United States fell in both the total medal race and the gold medal race after failing to win a medal during the day’s competition while Russia moved up into the top of the total and gold medal standings.

The top ten nations leading the total medal race as of the end of Saturday’s events are the Russian Federation with 29 medals, the United States with 27 medals, Norway with 26 medals, Canada and the Netherlands with 24 medals each, Germany with 19 medals, Austria with 17 medals, France with 15 medals, Sweden with 14 medals and Switzerland with 11 medals.

The top eleven nations leading the gold medal race are the Russian Federation and Norway with 11 gold medals each, Canada and the United States with nine gold medals each, the Netherlands and Germany with eight gold medals each, Switzerland with six gold medals, Belarus with five gold medals and Austria, France and Poland with four gold medals each.

Medals were awarded on Saturday in the men’s slalom in alpine skiing (Austria), the men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km biathlon (Russian Federation), the ladies’ 30 km mass start free cross-country (Norway), the men’s ice hockey bronze medal game, the ladies’ parallel slalom in snowboard (Austria), the men’s parallel slalom in snowboard (Russian Federation), the men’s team pursuit in speed skating (Netherlands) and the ladies’ team pursuit in speed skating (Netherlands). Gold medal-winning countries are listed in parenthesis.

In men’s ice hockey, Finland won the bronze medal after thoroughly defeating the United States in a 5-0 shutout. The gold medal game in men’s ice hockey between Canada and Sweden is scheduled for Sunday.

Following is the full list of the medal standings as of the end of Saturday, Feb. 22 with the breakdown by total medals then by type (gold, silver and bronze):

Country……………....Gold... Silver...Bronze......Total
Russian Federation…..11……..10…….8…………29
United States……….….9……....7……11……...…27
Norway …………….....11………5…….10………..26
Canada………………....9……..10…….5……......24
Netherlands…………....8…..…..7….…9…...……24
Germany………...….….8………6……..5….…….19
Austria……………….…4…...…..8….…5………..17
France……….…....……4………4……..7………..15
Sweden………………...2…….…6….…6……......14
Switzerland………....…6……….3….….2…..…....11
China………….....…….3……....4………2………..9
South Korea……......…3…..….3………2….….….8
Czech Republic………..2….…..4….….2….….…..8
Slovenia………..….......2….…...2….….4…………8
Japan……….....…..…..1………4……..3…..……..8
Italy ……………......…..0….…..2….….6…….……8
Belarus………......….…5……...0………1….……..6
Poland…………......…..4……...1….….1……...….6
Finland……………..…..1……….3….….1….….…5
Great Britain….....….....1………1…..…2…………4
Australia……….…........0………2……..1….……..3
Latvia…………………..0………1…..….2…….…..3
Ukraine…………...…...1…….…0……..1…………2
Slovakia…………….....1….…..0…..….0…..….….1
Croatia………………...0………1………0……...….1
Kazakhstan……………0……….0……..1…….…...1

Heat one and Heat two of men’s four-man bobsleigh were conducted on Saturday, with the final two heats and the awarding of the medal scheduled for Sunday.

For the complete and current table of medal awards as events conclude please view the official Sochi 2014 medal count or the NBC Olympic medal standings. The medal totals are updated throughout the night and morning, U.S. time.

For complete coverage and schedules of all of the 2014 Winter Olympic events, please visit the official site for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games as well as the NBC 2014 Winter Olympics site.

Medal round events scheduled for the final day of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 23 include the men’s four-man bobsleigh, the men’s 50 km mass start free in cross-country skiing, and the gold medal game in men’s ice hockey.

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