With the completion of the Opening Ceremony and lighting of the cauldron which took place this past Friday evening on July 27, 2012 the London 2012 Olympics has officially started.
With the official ceremonial formalities out of the way it’s fnally time for the competitions. The first gold medal was awarded today in the Shooting Sporting event in the women’s 10m Air Rifle final which took place around 11:00 a.m. BST London.
China is awarded the first gold medal with Siling Yi taking the prize in the Air Rifle Shooting competition. With China taking a 1-0 (0-for all other countries) many people may be wondering how you can find out which country so far has the most gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics.
Of course the answer to this question is ever ongoing as the medal count is constantly changing and being updated during the Olympics. What you need is a resource where you can get a real quick snapshot of the medal count by country which will include the gold, silver and bronze.
Here are several places I have found where you can find updates of the medal standings quickly:
London2012: here you will find the official 2012 Olympic website which showcases a nice medal standing page broken down by rank and individual countries. The medal standings chart has a rank order sorter script for the gold medal and total medals. Just click on the little arrow and sort the total number of gold medals from the most to the least. Scroll across to the left and you will see which country has the most gold medals at that time. You can also to the same with the total medal standings.
nbcolympics: NBC is the major network covering the London 2012 Olympics. They have a great medal count standings page that sorts the gold, silver and bronze by overall country, men, women and mixed. Now you can easily see which country has the most gold with constant updates.
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