Winter Olympics 2018 medals table: Latest standings from PyeongChang 2018

Allison Brinegar  Dakota Student

Allison Brinegar Dakota Student

Norway had a clean sweep of the Men's 15km + 15km Skiathlon in Cross-Country Skiing, the second clean sweep of the tournament.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, but the first medals were awarded Saturday. Norway also won two out of three medals in Men's Normal Hill Individual in ski jumping.

However, it is still Norway atop the medal counter, and it is largely because of one event in particular.

Alongside Lizzy Yarnold securing gold in the skeleton, Great Britain also came home with a silver and two bronze medals.

The United States and Canada also both medaled in the team figure skating event, only this time it was the Canadians capturing gold while the Americans settled for bronze behind the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.

The United States and Germany are just off the hypothetical podium in fourth place with four medals.

The IOC does not consider its sorting of nations as an official system and in the US medal tables are published by the total number of medals won.

This means that the country who wins the most golds will be the top of the table.

The most surprising development in the men's luge was when Germany's Felix Loch, who appeared well on his way to a third straight Olympic gold medal in the event entering the final run, glanced into the wall and finished a disappointing fifth place.

If Norway lands more performances like that, it will be tough to deal with for the other countries as they attempt to make up ground in the medal tracker.

Canada, while still looking for its first gold medal, has managed to rack up four medals as well, with three silver and one bronze.

For example at Sochi 2014, U.S. won a total of 28 medals (the second highest amount of medals) but were fourth in the table because Norway and Canada won more golds.

The day (again, according to Korea Time) ended with Chris Mazdzer winning a silver medal in men's singles luge.