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Vancouver Olympics medal count: US chances for Day 15

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(Read caption) Short track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno (in blue) is America's best chance to pump up its medal count on Day 15 of the Vancouver Olympics.

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America had a great day yesterday with one gold and three silvers, putting itself in position to win the Winter Olympics’ overall medal count for the first time since Lake Placid 1932 and only the second time ever.

Thursday's Vancouver Olympics medals were from:

Gold: Bill Demong (Nordic combined)

Silver: Johnny Spillane (Nordic combined), Jeret Peterson (aerials), women’s hockey

USA now holds a 32-26 lead on Germany with three competition days left. It is tied with Germany and Canada for the gold medal lead, with eight.
This puts the Americans within reach of their highest-ever medal total (34) and most-ever golds (10), both records from the 2002 Salt Lake Games.

Here is a brief look at American chances in medal events for Friday, Day 15.

Curling (women): Canada is favored to pick up its ninth gold here when it plays Sweden in the gold-medal match. In the bronze-medal match, China might be a slight favorite against the Swiss – China is the up-and-comer, but Switzerland has past Olympic experience (and medals).


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