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The U.S. medal haul in Pyeongchang will fall short of target

The United States' Mikaela Shiffrin poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's Giant Slalom. Photo: Martin Bernetti / AFP / Getty Images

Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee projected Team USA would win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games — a goal the U.S. will not come close to reaching when the Olympics close on Sunday, AP's Eddie Pells reports.

The bottom line: The U.S. dipped to 28 medals in 2014, and the AP projects a finish of 23 this year. Reflected as a percentage of medals won — the number available has steadily grown with the addition of more action sports, among others, to the program — the U.S. took 14.3 percent in 2010, 9.6 percent in 2014 and will be at 7.5 percent this year if it closes with 23.