Sochi Olympics 2014 medal count: Norway dominates cross-country to take lead

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The United States is up to seven medals following Erin Hamlin's historic bronze in luge, good for fourth place in the current medal standings.

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The Norwegians dominated the cross-country skiing events on Tuesday, and they now find themselves on top of the medal standings at the 2014 Winter Olympics with 11 total. Ola Vigen Hattestad took gold in the men's sprint event with a time of 3:38.39, with Sweden's Teodor Peterson (3:39.61) and Emil Jonsson (3:58.13) bringing in silver and bronze.

Also for Norway on the women's side, Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg grabbed gold and silver, respectively, finishing in 2:35.49 and 2:35.87 with Slovenia's Vesna Fabjan taking bronze.

The Canadians added to their collection on Tuesday as well, grabbing gold and bronze in women's slopestyle skiing, but they dropped to second in the medal count with nine after finishing Monday on top of the leaderboard. Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre were the medal-winners in the freestyle event, registering scores of 94.20 and 85.00, respectively.

The Netherlands remained in third after a strong Monday, and Margot Boer tacked on another bronze in the women's 500-meter speed skating event, an area the Dutch continue to dominate. They now have eight medals to remain within striking distance of the top.

The United States is now in fourth place overall with seven medals (tied with host country Russia) after Erin Hamlin's historic bronze medal in the single luge, as well as Devin Logan's silver in women's freeski slopestyle.

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