Posted: 6:31 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
By Scott Coleman
Barring a couple of big upsets, the United States will finish in second place (or worse) in the medal count.
The United States did not medal in any of Saturday's events, and barring a couple of unforeseen upsets, the Americans will leave Sochi in second place in the medal count.
Russia currently has 29 medals, including 11 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze. The United States (nine gold, seven silver, 11 bronze) has 27 medals with just two events to go. After winning all three medals in women's cross-country, Norway sits in third place in the medal count with 26. It is possible they leapfrog the U.S. on Sunday with a strong finish in bobsledding and men's cross-country.
Canada and the Netherlands round out the top-five with 24 medals each. The Canadians will have a really good chance of picking up another gold medal in men's hockey on Sunday morning as they battle Sweden.
As for the rest of the medal count, Germany is in sixth place with 19 medals. Austria sits behind the Germans with 17, while France has won 15. Sweden has 14 medals thus far, and Switzerland rounds out the top-10 with 11. No other countries have reached double-digits in medals won.