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The gold medal in men’s basketball once again resides with Team USA after the 87-82 victory over France Saturday.
The Kevin Durant-led squad had a tougher road to gold than in years past but shook off early inconsistencies to prove themselves the very best in international competition once again.
Their was just one highlight in a day that saw Allyson Felix become the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history. Host country Japan also won gold in baseball, its most beloved sport.
- China: 38 gold, 87 overall
- United States: 36 gold, 108 overall
- Japan: 27 gold, 56 overall
- ROC: 20 gold, 69 overall
- Great Britain: 20 gold, 63 overall
- Australia: 17 gold, 46 overall
- Germany: 10 gold, 37 overall
- Netherlands: 10 gold, 33 overall
- Italy: 10 gold, 39 overall
- France: 9 gold, 32 overall
Full list at Olympics.com.