China shines on the ice at Vancouver

At press time, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada were half over. The United States was top in the medal count with 23 medals.  Canada with 8 medals was fifth behind Germany, Norway and Korea.  Half of Canada’s medals were gold-attesting to the success of its campaign to “Own the Podium”-marking the first time Canada has won gold at a home Olympics.  China was tenth in the medal count with 5 medals.  Three of China’s medals were gold, and all 5 were earned in skating events.

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