Olympics 2014 medal count Feb. 12: Norway holds steady in first place at Sochi Games

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Another day down in Sochi and the leaderboard at the 2014 Winter Olympics looks pretty familiar at the top. Norway is holding strong to their lead, while Canada and the Netherlands continue to nip at its heels. Meanwhile, good ol' USA seems perpetually stuck in fourth place.

By Wednesday's end, a total of 24 countries ranked on the board, up two from the day before. (Welcome to the party, Australia!) The current rankings are:

1. Norway -- 12 medals (4 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze)
2. Canada -- 10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
3. Netherlands -- 10 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze)
4. USA -- 9 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze)
5. Russian Federation -- 9 medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze)
6. Germany -- 8 medals (6 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
7. Austria -- 5 medals (1 gold, 4 silver)
8. Switzerland -- 4 medals (3 gold, 1 bronze)
9. Slovenia -- 4 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
10. Sweden -- 4 medals (3 silver, 1 bronze)
11. France -- 3 medals (1 gold, 2 bronze)
12. (tie) Japan -- 3 medals (2 silver, 1 bronze)
12. (tie) Czech Republic -- 3 medals (2 silver, 1 bronze)
14. Italy -- 2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)
15. (tie) Republic of Korea -- 1 medal (gold)
15. (tie) Poland -- 1 medal (gold)
15. (tie) Belarus -- 1 medal (gold)
15. (tie) Slovakia -- 1 medal (gold)
19. (tie) People's Republic of China -- 1 medal (silver)
19. (tie) Australia -- 1 medal (silver)
19. (tie) Finland -- 1 medal (silver)
22. (tie) Ukraine -- 1 medal (bronze)
22. (tie) Great Britain -- 1 medal (bronze)
22. (tie) Latvia -- 1 medal (bronze)

The highlights of Wednesday's events will be broadcast during primetime on NBC, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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