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2012 Olympics, Medals Update: Team USA In Second Place

The United States have now accumulated a total of 70 medals, the second-most of any country in the world. They've been in either first or second place since the Olympics began 10 days ago, usually battling with China atop the leaderboard. After all of Tuesday's action, the U.S. remains in second place.

Of the 70 medals won by American athletes, 30 of them are gold. The U.S. has also won 19 silver and 21 bronze medals. China has won 73 medals. They have also won the most golds of any nation, claiming 34 of them. They've also won 21 silver and 18 bronze.

Great Britain and Russia are tied in third place with 48 medals. Great Britain has won 22 gold, while Russia is only at 10. Japan sits in fifth place with 29 medals. They have only won two gold, though.

Check out the overall medal count through Sports Illustrated for every country.

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Take a look at the video medal count below.