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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:06 AM

Updated: Feb 18, 2014 1:07 AM

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Belarus has five gold medals in the Sochi Games as many as Norway, Russia, the United States and any other country besides Germany.

The eastern European country picked up two gold medals on Monday to be Sochi's biggest medal mover of the day, moving to seventh in the overall medal standings after 60 events. Anton Kushnir won in freestyle men's aerials while Darya Domracheva won the womem's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon.

Two events held over from Sunday were delayed again to Tuesday, the men's snowboardcross and men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon. A total of 12 countries won medals in five events Monday.

Other tidbits from Monday's medals:

Americans won two more medals, a gold in ice dancing and a bronze in the men's two-man bobsled. The United States is the only country to medal every day during title competition at the Sochi Games.

Host country Russia also picked up a gold and bronze and move into second place in the overall medal standings, tied with the United States for the most total medals at 18. Medal standings are weighted to reflect more points for gold medals.

Canada has 15 total medals but is in a title drought, having gone without a gold medal for six days of competition.

By Oskar Garcia Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia

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