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Vancouver Medal Count Projections: Day 6

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.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.