Host Nations That Owned The Podium At The Olympics

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The London 2012 Olympic Games are officially over, but fans all across the U.K. are still celebrating. Both the London 2012 organizing committee and Team Great Britain put on a great show. Fans worldwide were enthralled by the opening and closing ceremonies, and the athletes from Great Britain took home a total of 65 medals - including 29 gold medals. With 65 medals, Great Britain finished fourth in total medals on the medal table, and third when it comes to gold medals. There are many other nations that have performed well at the Olympics they hosted, as there is always an effort to put on the best show possible for the home crowd. Here is a look at some host nations with high medal counts at the Olympics they hosted.
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