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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