Norway is poised and on pace to keep the overall medal count after the first full week of events at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
It should be of little surprise since the Norwegians have padded their all-time medal count with 12 total trips to the podium so far, including three golds for cross country skiing from Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ola Vigen Hattestad and another for the biathlon from Ole Einar Bjoerndalen.
The 40-year-old Bjoerndalen became the oldest individual male to capture a gold medal in Winter Games history, and now has seven career golds.
Even if Norway fails to medal in any other event for the rest of these games it will still hold the all-time mark, currently leading the United States with 303 medals to 253.
Norway could win their first games overall since it hosted the event in Lillehammer back in 1994, when it took 10 golds en route to a total medal count of 26.
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Thus far 22 countries have won at least one medal, with Canada in second place with 10 total medals. The Canadians have equaled Norway with four gold medals, and the Netherlands have notched four more golds.
The U.S. is currently fourth with seven total medals, including two golds for Sage Kotsenburg for the men’s slopestyle and Jamie Anderson for the ladies’ slopestyle in snowboarding.
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Norway 4 3 5 12
Canada 4 4 2 10
Netherlands 4 2 3 10
USA 2 1 4 7
Russia 1 3 3 7
Germany 5 1 0 6
Switzerland 3 0 1 4
Austria 1 3 0 4
Slovenia 1 1 2 4
Sweden 0 3 1 4