Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States Enters Sunday With Huge Lead

It was a long journey, but the United States made it into Sunday's final day of the 2012 Olympics in London with a commanding lead in the overall medal count by country. It is not only a big lead over second-place China, but it is an insurmountable lead. China trails by 15 medals with only a handful of gold medal events remaining.

The United States has one more gold medal foremost in their mind to add to their first-place 44 golds thus far. The U.S. men's basketball team will go for the gold medal on Sunday and try to make it a repeat.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.

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