Right now, team USA is already on the lead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics medal count as of August 17, 2008. However, China is still on the lead in the gold medal count. I know I am a Filipino but since I didn't see my home country on the top of the medal list, that is why my first bet of course is the USA. I know it will be difficult but I hope the team USA will be able to beat the China not only in the total medal count but also in the total number of gold medals.
Here is the latest tabulation of the medal count showing the top three of the list.
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. China 27 13 9 49
2. USA 17 18 22 57
3. Germany 9 5 5 19