Olympics medal count: Here's who won the most medals during the Tokyo Games

The Canadian women's national team beat Mexico 4-0 in the softball opener on Wednesday as the first sporting events kicked off the pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics without spectators.

A year after they were originally set to begin, the 2020 Olympics (in 2021) are in full swing in the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

The Olympics officially began on July 23, 2021 and run until Aug. 8, 2021. Throughout the 2020 Olympics, you will be able to see the Olympic medal count for every country — including Canada — in the live-updating chart below. As each country racks up medals, the chart will update, so you can see which nation is leading the Olympic medal count.

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Canada has a number of medal hopefuls, including Andre De Grasse, who won the bronze medal in the 100-metre sprint in Tokyo repeating his 2016 Rio Olympics performance. Penny Oleksiak, who won four medals at the 2016 Olympics in swimming, helped Canada secure the first medal at this year’s Games in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. Maggie Mac Neil, from London, Ont., won Canada’s first gold medal in women’s 100m butterfly on Monday.

The perennially competitive women’s soccer team is also expected to be among the favourites to win a medal for Canada.

The United States, however, is expected to pick up the most overall medals as well as the most gold medals, according to a forecast done by Gracenote, a company that supplies sports analysis. Gracenote’s forecast also suggests China is the next favourite to score the most overall Olympic medals while Russia, Japan and Britain are expected to round out the top five.

Keep an eye on the chart below for the latest Olympic medal counts:

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