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Winter Olympics 2014 medal count Day 4: USA in top five

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After day 4 of international competition on Monday, the top of the medal standings for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics continues to remain close with five nations pulling further ahead from the rest of their competitors and with the United States lagging in the race for medals, though still within the top five contenders.

The Netherlands, Canada and Norway top the medal race with seven total medals each. Meanwhile the Russian Federation follows them with six medals and the United States rounds out the top five winning countries with five medals.

Medals awarded on Monday, with gold medal country winners in parenthesis, were in competitions in women’s super-combined slalom in alpine skiing (Germany), men’s 1.2 km pursuit biathlon (France), men’s 1500 m short track (Canada), men’s 500 m speedskating (Netherlands) and men’s moguls freestyle skiing (Canada).

Non-medal round events were held in men’s curling, women’s curling, women’s ice hockey and women’s luge.

Monday was the third day of medal round competition, though it was the fourth official day of the Olympic Games, including Friday’s Opening Ceremony full of spectacle, glitz and pyrotechnics. In addition, on Thursday prior to the opening ceremony many athletes competed in preliminary non-medal round events.

Following is the full list of the medal standings as of the end of Day 4 by country with a breakdown by total medals then by type (gold, silver and bronze):

Country……………....Gold... Silver...Bronze......Total
Netherlands…………....3…..…..2….…2…...….…7
Norway ……………...…2………1…..…4………....7
Canada………………....3……...3…….1……...….7
Russian Federation…...1………2…….3……….…6
United States……….….2……....0….…3……...….5
Austria……………….…1…...…..2….…0……...….3
Czech Republic………..0….…..2….….1….….…..3
Germany………...….….2………0……..0…………2
France…………....……1………0……..1…………2
Sweden………………...0…….…2….…0……...….2
Italy ……………...……..0….…..1….….1…….……2
Poland…………......…..1……….0….….0……..….1
Slovakia…………….…..1….…..0….….0…..…….1
Switzerland………....…1……….0….….0….…….1
China……………....….0………..1…..…0………..1
Finland……………..…..0……….1….….0….….…1
Slovenia………..…......0….…...1….….0…………1
Great Britain….....…....0…….…0….…1…………1
Ukraine…………...…...0…….…0……..1…………1

Medal round competition scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11 includes events in biathlon, cross country, freestyle skiing, luge, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating.

For the complete and current table of medal awards as events conclude please view the official Sochi 2014 medal count or the NBC Olympic medals 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.

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