Aug 11, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA forward Kevin Love (11) and forward LeBron James (6) and guard Kevin Durant (5) celebrate after winning the gold in the men's basketball final against Spain in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

London Olympics 2012: Team USA Took Home Top Honors In Medal Count

Team USA took home top honors in the medal count department as Minnesota's bevy of basketball players did their part in acquiring gold medals for both the men's and women's teams.

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The summer games are over. Thankfully. It is now time to turn our eyes to the real Olympics, those that happen in the cold.

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London Olympics Medal Count: Minnesotans Help Team USA Reign Supreme

The 2012 London Olympics went about as well as they could for the majority of Minnesota's athletes considering Kevin Love, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore will all return stateside with gold medals. The success athletes representing Minnesota had in London was replicated by Team USA, too, as the Americans led the final medal count.

Team USA ended up winning 104 total medals in London, including 46 gold, edging out China for top honors as they finished with 87 total medals -- including 38 golds. The top five was rounded out with Russia, Great Britain and Germany.

Apart from the basketball players mentioned above, Minnesotan's that helped Team USA to the medal lead included Lindsey Berg in women's indoor volleyball (silver), Rachel Bootsma in the 400 meter medley relay (gold), Kelci Bryant in the 3 meter synchronized diving competition (silver), Megan Kalmoe in quad sculls rowing (bronze) and fencer Susie Scanlan in team epee (bronze).

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub.

And now let's watch the final 8-bit medal count video. Enjoy!

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Final Medal Count 2012: Team USA Easily Wins Overall Medal Race At Summer Games

To cap off a brilliant performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Team USA wrapped up a complete domination of the rest of the world on Sunday by reigning supreme in the overall medal count.

With 104 total medals amassed, including 46 gold, in just 302 events, the Americans were hands down the most prolific country from London, as only China and Russia were able to mound a respectable fight for the overall lead. A gold medal in men's basketball in a hotly-contested game on Sunday ultimately signaled the end of the United States' successful trip overseas, as both the men's and women's squads from Team USA claimed a first-place finish on the hardwood.

Here are the results of the final medal count:

1. United States, 104 (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)

2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)

3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)

4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)

5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

Stay with this StoryStream for more London coverage, and head over to SB Nation's Olympic hub for more analysis on the 2012 Summer Games.

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Team USA Vs. Lithuania Final Score: Americans Escape, Win 99-94

Team USA was on the verge of losing to Lithuania when Linas Kleiza gave his country a two-point lead with five minutes to go in the final period. But LeBron James put the Americans on his back in the waning minutes of the game and Team USA escaped with a narrow 99-94 victory in London on Saturday.

James and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points to lead USA in the win. Kleiza, however, led all scorers with 25 points. Kevin Durant and Deron Williams were also double-digit scorers with 16 and 12 points, respectively.

Kevin Love only scored seven points, but pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.

That was, in a lot of ways, an unnecessary scare for Team USA and they face Argentina next.

Read more on the Olympics at our StoryStream and the Olympic hub page. Be sure to subscribe to the SB Nation Youtube Channel for video commentary. Canis Hoopus is your source for news and notes on the Timberwolves.

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Olympic Basketball: Team USA, Featuring Trio Of Minnesota Lynx Players, Takes Care Of Angola

The men get most of the attention, but Team USA is pretty good for both genders as America tries to rack up the medal count at the 2012 London Olympics. It seems as though the women might be on their way, too, as a heavy dose of players with Minnesota connections trounced Angola 90-38 on Monday afternoon.

All three members of the Minnesota Lynx competing at the Olympics -- Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore -- each played at least 18 minutes in their second victory during pool play in London. Augustus was the team's second-leading scorer with 13 points while Moore chipped in 10 and Whalen, a Hutchinson native, scored nine points to complement her four assists.

Team USA is now off until Wednesday when they'll play a fellow undefeated team in China. The Chinese squad defeated Angola 72-50, for what it's worth.

For more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Summer Games, stay with this StoryStream. For more news and analysis from London, be sure to visit SB Nation's Olympic hub.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Ties For Medal Lead

On Monday afternoon, the United States tied China for the medal count lead with both nation's currently possessing a total of 17 medals thus far in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The U.S. vaulted back to the top of the leaderboard thanks to an impressive set of swimming performances -- as well as the synchronized diving performance of the University of Minnesota's Kelci Bryant, who earned the USA a silver medal.

Matt Grevers and Missy Franklin both brought home gold for the United States by winning in the 100-meter backstroke for the men and women, respectively. In addition to Grevers, Nick Thorman brought home the silver medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke, as did Rebecca Soni in the women's 100-meter breaststroke.

However, the day was not without some disappointment.

Ryan Lochte failed to medal in the men's 200-meter freestyle finishing in fourth place.

Here's a complete look at the medal count thus far:

  1. China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
  2. United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
  3. Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
  4. Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
  5. France, 7 (3, 1, 3)

Other notables: The only team beyond that top five with three gold medals is North Korea; Great Britain moved into a five-way tie for ninth with its third medal; Moldova still has one bronze medal.

You can find a more viewer-friendly medal count right here:

For more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Summer Games, stay with this StoryStream. For more news and analysis from London, be sure to visit SB Nation's Olympic hub.

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Olympics 2012: Saturday's TV Schedule Features A Few Minnesotans

The 2012 London Olympics' opening ceremony was held on Friday night, meaning the real fun begins on Saturday as the actual games get underway. Those games will feature quite a few Minnesotans, too, with a few of them scheduled to begin their quest for a gold medal on the first official day of the summer games.

Quite a few Minnesota Lynx players will don Team USA's jersey when they take on Croatia at 10:45 a.m. Central Time in lovely London. For those wanting to watch Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen and Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore, the television stream will be located here.

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers' volleyball player Lindsey Berg, a two-time USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year, will attempt to help Team USA get off to a good start when they play South Korea at 1:50 p.m. Central Time. The game doesn't look like it'll be televised, but can be streamed online at the Olympics' website.

Megan Kalmoe is competing in the women's quadruple sculls (one of the rowing competitions) and, though her hometown is technically St. Croix, Wis., she's spent quite a bit of time in Minneapolis. The first heats began early Saturday morning (3:20 a.m.), but it's tough to tell exactly what time Kalmoe will participate so here's where to watch.

For more Olympics coverage, you can stick with this SB Nation Minnesota stream, or check out SB Nation's Olympic hub.

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USA Diving: Brittany Viola Overcame Difficult Odds To Get To London

After overcoming bulimia and two surgeries on her ankle, Brittany Viola is poised to try and take home the diving gold in London this summer.

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