The most gold medals won by any country in the Winter Olympics is 13, the Soviet Union did this in 1976 and Norway in 2002. Canada has a chance to tie this record or break this record as it has four more events in which could win gold.
Another interesting factoid, the host country last topped the medal standings in 1952 in the winter games, that being Norway with the Oslo games. The US also managed to top the table in 1936 Lake Placid.
Canada is one gold ahead of Germany and two ahead of the US and Norway. Canada has a chance for gold in hockey, curling, men's parallel giant slalom snowboard, 4 man bob, and men's long track pursuit. Canada should win 2-3 more.
The US has a chance for golds in 4 man bobsleigh, long track pursuit and hockey. The US should win 2 more.
Norway has a chance in two cross country events and curling. Norway should 2 more
Germany has a chance in women's long track pursuit, 0-1 gold for them.
So, based on this, the finish would be:
- Canada 12-13 gold
- US - 10 gold
- Norway 10 gold
- Germany 9-10 gold
It will be very important for Canada to win both the men's hockey and curling gold medal games to ensure topping out the medal rankings.