Sochi Olympics 2014 medal count: Standings after United States takes overall lead

Al Bello

Russia and the Netherlands round out the top three in total medals, while the Norwegians claim most gold.

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With all medal events from Day 14 in the books, the United States has jumped out on top of the total medal count with 23, edging out Russia and the Netherlands who have 22 apiece.

Ted Ligety grabbed gold for the Americans in the men's giant slalom with a time of 2:45.29, and the U.S. had two women's bobsled teams finish on the podium for the first time in its Olympic history with silver- and bronze-medal-winning performances.

The Russians had three medal-winning performances on Tuesday to stay on pace. Vic Wild (which is basically a perfect snowboarding name) took gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom, Alena Zavarzina took bronze in the same event on the women's side, and Russia grabbed silver in the cross-country team sprint.

As for the Dutch, they did what they've done all Winter Games long and continued to dominate speed skating. Ireen Wust and Carien Kleibeuker took silver and bronze in the women's 5000m on Wednesday, giving the Netherlands 21 medals in all the speed skating events. The next closest? The Czech Republic, Canada and Russia have two speed skating medals apiece, and the rest of the world has combined for three.

Norway and Canada remain just on the outside looking in on the total medal count with 20 and 18, respectively. The Norwegians grabbed two more gold medals in the biathlon and cross-country events on Wednesday and now lead the Olympics in gold with nine. Germany is second with eight and the U.S. is in third with seven.

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