The U.S. Dominated The Olympics' Medal Count

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Update: The Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended last night and the United States brought home 121 medals, the most ever for Team USA. The U.S. also became the first nation in 40 years to top every medal chart in every category during the summer games.

Ahead, check out how other nations fared during Rio 2016.
This article was originally published on August 5, 2016.

Thousands of women and men have been going for the gold since the start of the 2016 Olympic Games two weeks, but only a select few will earn one of those cherished medals.

It's not just athletes pursuing Olympic glory. For the countries competing in the games, leading the gold, silver, and bronze medal count is a matter of national — and international — pride and prestige.

The United States leads the world in the all-time standings with 900-plus gold medals won over the years, according to NBC Olympics. Over the course of the games, the U.S. athletes have lived up to the hype. Michael Phelps has widened his lead for the most decorated Olympian of all time taking home six medals, five of which are gold, at these games. He now has a whopping 28 medals overall — 14 ahead of the second-highest record holders. Katie Ledecky proves there's someone coming for him, winning four gold medals and one silver in this games, smashing her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle.

It's been a good Olympics to be named Simone. Gymnast Simone Biles solidified herself as the best gymnast in the world by winning the gold medal in the women's all-around individual competition. Swimmer Simone Manuel became the first African-American, ever, to win gold in an individual Olympic swimming event, the women's 100-meter freestyle.

The second-to-last day of competition brought in more golds for American women, as the women's basketball team brought home their sixth straight victory. Runner Allyson Felix earned her sixth gold medal as her team won the women's 4x100-meter relay. Also on Saturday, Gwen Jorgensen became the first American to win the triathlon.

Russia and Great Britain are also longtime regulars on the winner's podium. China has been racking up wins of its own in recent games, currently landing in the No. 3 spot for most medals, but still has a lot of ground to gain to catch up to the U.S.
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There have been some new flags in the winner's circle, too. It was predicted that this year at least eight countries were poised to take home their first medals. Already, Fiji has won its first Olympic medal, taking home the gold in rugby sevens.

Puerto Rico has also made Olympic history, earning its first gold with Monica Puig's win after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in women's singles tennis at Rio. Kosovo and Singapore have also won their first gold medals at this games.

We'll be keeping track of the official score right here, so you can sit back and focus on watching the amazing feats on and off the field as the competition draws to a close on Sunday night.

Editor's note: This is the medal count as of 10:15 a.m. For the most current results, go here.
This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.
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U.S.A.

Gold Medals:
46
Silver Medals: 37
Bronze Medals: 38
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China

Gold Medals:
26
Silver Medals: 18
Bronze Medals: 26
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Great Britain

Gold Medals: 27
Silver Medals: 23
Bronze Medals: 17
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Russia

Gold Medals: 19
Silver Medals: 18
Bronze Medals: 19
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Germany

Gold Medals: 17
Silver Medals: 10
Bronze Medals: 15
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France

Gold Medals: 10
Silver Medals: 18
Bronze Medals: 14
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Japan

Gold Medals: 12
Silver Medals: 8
Bronze Medals: 21
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Australia

Gold Medals: 8
Silver Medals: 11
Bronze Medals: 10
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Italy

Gold Medals: 8
Silver Medals: 12
Bronze Medals: 8
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Canada

Gold Medals: 4
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 15
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South Korea

Gold Medals: 9
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 9
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Netherlands

Gold Medals: 8
Silver Medals: 7
Bronze Medals: 4
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Brazil

Gold Medals: 7
Silver Medals: 6
Bronze Medals: 6
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New Zealand

Gold Medals: 4
Silver Medals: 9
Bronze Medals: 5
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Azerbaijan

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 7
Bronze Medals: 10
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Spain

Gold Medals: 7
Silver Medals: 4
Bronze Medals: 6
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Kazakhstan

Gold Medals: 3
Silver Medals: 5
Bronze Medals: 9
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Hungary

Gold Medals: 8
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 4
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Denmark

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 6
Bronze Medals: 7
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Kenya

Gold Medals: 6
Silver Medals: 6
Bronze Medals: 1
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Uzbekistan

Gold Medals: 4
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 7
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Jamaica

Gold Medals: 6
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 2
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Cuba

Gold Medals: 5
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 4
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Sweden

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 6
Bronze Medals: 3
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Ukraine

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 5
Bronze Medals: 4
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Poland

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 6
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Croatia

Gold Medals: 5
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 2
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South Africa

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 6
Bronze Medals: 2
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Czech Republic

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 7
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Belarus

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 4
Bronze Medals: 4
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Colombia

Gold Medals: 3
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 3
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Iran

Gold Medals:
3
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 4
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Serbia

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 4
Bronze Medals: 2
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Turkey

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 4
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Ethiopia

Gold Medals:
1
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 5
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Switzerland

Gold Medals: 3
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 2
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North Korea

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 2
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Georgia

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 4
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Greece

Gold Medals: 3
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 2
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Belgium

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 2
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Thailand

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 2
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Romania

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 3
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Malaysia

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 4
Bronze Medals: 1
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Mexico

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 2
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Argentina

Gold Medals:
3
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Slovakia

Gold Medals: 2
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 0
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Armenia

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 0
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Slovenia

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 1
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Lithuania

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 3
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Norway

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 4

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Indonesia

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 0
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Chinese Taipei

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 2
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Bulgaria

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 2
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Venezuela

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 2
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Egypt

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 3
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Tunisia

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 3
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Bahrain

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Vietnam

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Bahamas

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Côte d'Ivoire

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Independent Olympic Athletes

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Algeria

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 0
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Ireland

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 2
Bronze Medals: 0
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India

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 1
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Mongolia

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 1
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Israel

Gold Medals:
0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 2
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Fiji

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Jordan

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Kosovo

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Puerto Rico

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Singapore

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Tajikistan

Gold Medals: 1
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 0
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Burundi

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Grenada

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Niger

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Philippines

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Qatar

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 1
Bronze Medals: 0
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Austria

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Dominican Republic

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Estonia

Gold Medals:
0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Finland

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Kyrgyzstan

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Morocco

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Moldova

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Nigeria

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Portugal

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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Trinidad & Tobago

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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United Arab Emirates

Gold Medals: 0
Silver Medals: 0
Bronze Medals: 1
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