The Sochi 2014 games are now through their first full week and the medal standings and results has the medals count with Germany up front with the most gold wins and the Netherlands first overall with the most total medals as the United States, Russia, Canada and Switzerland follow.
The hockey tournament has been very exciting and the United States are through into the next round after winning their group and they are a favorite along with Canada and Russia in the tournament. the Netherlands has the most medals overall with 17 heading into Monday and that is just ahead of the United States and Russia, who have 16 after the weekend. The US has the chance to add more medals on Monday night in the figure skating and overall the Americans have four gold medals with four silvers and eight bronze, while Russia has seven silver and four gold.
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The standings past the top three has Norway, Canada and Germany next and the German team has the most gold medals with seven heading into Monday and they are ahead of Sweden overall in total medals. China has five medals overall and the Swiss have seven, but five of those are gold medals and Poland also has four gold medals.
The USA team is through the first preliminary round in ice hockey and that is another big chance to get a gold medal, as they won Group A with two wins and one overtime win and they head into the playoff round with Canada and Sweden as group winners. The 12 nations advance in the tournament and the top four teams get byes and then it's the qualification playoff round on Tuesday. The four games will be played on February 18 and those games will be on the NBC Sports Network and MSNBC and then the quarterfinals round comes the next day on Wednesday, as the four games will be played on February 19.