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Politics

I know, I know: no politics today. But more importantly: USA! USA! USA! The Americans won 6 medals tonight, as many as during the entire 1988 games in Calgary and a single-day Winter Olympics record. Although the golds from Shaun White, Shani Davis and Linsdey Vonn were pretty widely expected, picking up a second medal in each sport was a nice surprise.

The U.S. vaults ahead of both Canada and Germany in the medal projections, the latter of which had a somewhat bad day as the Germans managed just a bronze medal in luge when most were expecting a gold and perhaps even a podium sweep. Canada, which has most of its strongest events still to come, continues to project to win the most golds.

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