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Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
Germany pushed down to 2nd
Germany seems to be leading the medal count right now. Unless any other country can snag its top spot, Germany looks to be holding onto 1st place for quite a while.
The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.
5th right now when it comes to medal count. Let's see if America can bump it up to first place. They're going to need a lot of talented athletes to win those medals if they want to surpass Germany, which is in first place right now.
Update: And now the US stands at 3rd place with 4 golds and 7 medals total. It's going to be quite a road if they're going to overtake Germany's 7 golds and 12 medals count.
2nd update: Yikes, they're barely holding on to 5th place...
Probably isn't going to win
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.
Norway seems to be pulling ahead right now as its medal count pushes the US out of the top 3. The US has a long way to go if it wants to work its way back up to the top.
Update: And what do you know? Norway's now first.
Amazing comeback to get 1st
Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.
Canada is honestly doing pretty good right now. For being 5th place in the top 5, that's not a bad ranking. But we'll just have to wait and see if the rankings shift up or down.
Not very shabby in contention to win
That U.S. and Canada hockey game was B.S.. Should have been tied 1-1 and the end. Canada's 2nd goal was scored offsides
Good in the indoor events but pushed down loads from 2nd
The Dutch seem to be steadily holding onto 2nd place right now. Even with Norway in 3rd and overtaking the US by 13 medals, the Dutch have 5 gold medals cementing their spot for now.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Host nation obviously will crack top 10
France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
A couple of good runs going to battle with Italy probaly
Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
Top 3 most of the other Winter Olympics should crack top 10
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
Hanging on their seats if they want to get at least 3rd
Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
Can't really say they're going to have the most medals, but hey, at least Yuzuru Hanyu defends his title in men's singles figure skating. Truly incredible especially with the fact that he had an injury that put him on a 3-month hiatus prior to his splendid Winter Olympic performance.
It's getting beaten by South Korea for sure
Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
Has a very good chance of cracking top 10
They almost got top ten! At least they did way better last year at PyeongChang! unlike Sochi
San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
No medals at all out alredy