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Germany Tops Medals Chart At Turin Olympics

Germany tops the medals chart after the completion of all 84 events at the Turin Olympics in Italy.

The Germans, who also won the most medals at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, led in Turin in overall medals with 29. Germany had the most golds with 11, and picked up 12 silver and six bronze.

The United States placed second in the official standings ranked by medal type. The Americans took home nine gold, nine silver and seven bronze. Austria placed third with nine gold, seven silver and seven bronze.

Host Italy finished ninth with five gold and six bronze.

But more countries won medals at this Olympics and more were in double figures than ever before. Canada and Austria, among others, had their best all-time showing.

Twenty six countries, including first-time winners Slovakia and Latvia, earned at least one medal, up from the previous high of 24 countries in 1998 and 2002. Eleven nations won at least 10 medals, beating the previous mark of 10 in 1998.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.