Olympics 2012: China Leads USA In Overall & Gold Medal Count

China holds a slight lead over the United States in both the overall and gold medal count through Tuesday, August 7. The two nations have gone back and forth atop the leaderboard since competition began last week, and it's been China on top since late Saturday.

The U.S. has won a total of 70 medals. 30 are gold, 19 are silver and 21 are bronze. China has secured 73 medals, including 34 golds. They have also won 21 silver and 18 bronze. Russia and host country Great Britain are tied in third place with 48 medals, although Great Britain has the huge advantage in golds won. Japan sits in third place with two gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.

Wednesday will mark another busy day of action. Catch it all live on NBC and their affiliates.

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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