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Winter Olympics forecast: Germany, Norway top medal table

STEPHEN WADE
AP Sports Writer
FILE - In this Sep.21, 2017 photo, South Korean athletes pose with the silver, gold and bronze medals, from left, for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics during an unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Germany would top the medal standings if the Winter Olympics opened tomorrow. This is the statistical analysis from Gracenote Sports, which uses a computer program to forecast Olympic medal winners. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Germany would top the medal standings if the Winter Olympics opened tomorrow. This is the statistical analysis from Gracenote Sports, which uses a computer program to forecast Olympic results.

The calculations are done assuming Russia will field a full team, and will not be subject to a doping ban when the Olympics open on Feb. 9.

With Russia in, the model predicts that Germany will win the most gold medals, and the most overall. Germany is predicted to win 14 golds and 35 overall, followed by Norway with 12 gold and 32 overall. The United States is next with 10 gold.

After that, the top 10 in gold medals are: France (9), Austria (7), South Korea (7), Netherlands (6), Russia (6), China (6) and Canada (5).