After 9 days of intense competition, China still has the overall medal lead by a hair’s length. Still competing strongly with the U.S., a lot is expected in the coming week. Great Britain is in third, but has a medal count of only 37, but is still something to be proud of. In recent days, celebrated swimmer Michael Phelps broke the world record for most medals won at the Olympics by an individual. He now has in his possession 22 medals in total from all of the competitions over his career. Meanwhile Italy continues it’s rise against other competitors in the area of fencing. Also notable is the gold medal won by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt “The World’s Fastest Man” after some speculation that he would lose his title and reputation after a false start and various troubles after last years Running World Championships. More statistics for the Games so far: 428 medals have been distributed between 58 nations. 85 Olympic records have been set so far, 32 of which are world records. Interesting also is the fact that a little more than 5 Million people have attended the Olympics personally and the London 2012 Olympic website has become the world’s most visited sports website with more than 25 Million views alone in the span of 21 hours. Out of all this, there are only 7 more days of athletic excitement left in London. With the anticipation of a divine closing ceremony in a week’s time, much is expected, hoped and thought of around the world for these coming days.