Olympics 2014 medal count: Norway holds on to lead at Sochi Games, while USA makes strides

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As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games continues on with another day down, Norway has managed to hold onto its top position at the leaderboard, creating a three-medal gap between itself and second place country, the Netherlands.

By Sunday's end, a total of 17 countries have earned a medal -- 10 more than the day before. The current rankings are below:

1. Norway -- 7 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze)
2. Netherlands -- 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
3. USA -- 4 medals (2 gold, 2 bronze)
4. (tie) Canada -- 4 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
4. (tie) Russian Federation -- 4 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
6. Austria -- 2 medals (1 gold, 1 silver)
7. (tie) Poland -- 1 medal (gold)
7. (tie) Germany -- 1 medal (gold)
7. (tie) Switzerland -- 1 medal (gold)
7. (tie) Slovakia -- 1 medal (gold)
11. Sweden -- 2 medals (2 silver)
12. (tie) Czech Republic -- 2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)
12. (tie) Italy -- 2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)
14. (tie) Slovenia -- 1 medal (silver)
14. (tie) Finland -- 1 medal (silver)
16. (tie) Great Britain -- 1 medal (bronze)
16. (tie) Ukraine -- 1 medal (bronze)

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