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London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Takes 90-80 Lead Over China

After trailing early in London, the United States has taken the lead in both overall medal count and gold medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics. With a variety of different victories on Thursday, including a gold medal in women's soccer, the Americans have taken a 90-80 advantage over the Chinese in overall medal count with just a few days remaining.

The U.S. now has the most of each color of medal, holding a 39-37 advantage over China in golds, a 25-24 advantage over China in silvers and a 26-23 advantage over Russia in bronzes. That adds up to a sizable lead in total medals, as no nation is within ten medals of the U.S. and the second-closest nation (Russia) is 34 medals behind.

The current top 10:

1. United States (90; 39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
2. China (80; 37 gold, 24 silver, 19 bronze)
3. Russa (56)
4. Great Britain (52)
5. Germany (37)
6. Japan (33)
T7. France (29)
T7. Australia (29)
9. South Korea (25)
10. Italy (19)

SB Nation Studios has put together another video update on the medal count, which you can check out below.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.