Sven Kramer skates to men’s 5,000 gold, Twitter trending topic

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Sven Kramer won the men’s 5000m in 6:10.76, defending his 2010 gold medal in the distance and earning his fifth career Olympic medal.

And more adulation from the Dutch.

Kramer, 27, is one of the world’s finest speed skaters and a massive celebrity in the Netherlands, a country where speed skating is a major sport. That helps explain why #svenkramer started trending worldwide on Twitter after his victory.

Not that Kramer was the only story.

It was an all orange podium, as fellow Dutch skaters Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma finished second and third, respectively.  It was Bergsma’s first career Olympic medal and Blokhuijsen’s second.

WATCH: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir practice dog handling skills

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Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and two-time U.S. Olympian Johnny Weir are reporters and digital contributor’s to this year’s National Dog Show on NBC today from noon to 2 p.m. across all time zones. But before the show, they went behind the scenes to learn the proper techniques for dog handling in front of the judges.

“Judges can be tricky,” Lipinski laughed, before taking Weir in synchronized step around the ring.

In a second video, below, Lipinski and Weir explored how the dogs are primped and primed for show time.

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BuzzFeed scares Olympians with a live turkey

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In honor of Thanksgiving, our friends at BuzzFeed decided to surprise several Olympians with a live turkey.

Watch your favorite Olympians practice their turkey calls, and even take selfies with the bird:

Athletes featured in the video:

Tori Bowie (Track & Field)

Matt Centrowitz (Track & Field)

Dawn Harper-Nelson (Track & Field)

Jenny Simpson (Track & Field)

Katelin Snyder (Rowing)

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