That Olympic Wolf? A Kimmel Stunt
Kate Hansen was in on viral video prank
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2014 1:23 AM CST
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(Newser) – It seemed like the ultimate Sochi fail, but it was actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank: American luger Kate Hansen claimed to have filmed a wolf roaming the halls of Olympic Village Wednesday, tweeting out the video link, posted to YouTube, along with this caption: "Wolf in my hall?!? #SochiProblems #SochiFail." But last night, USA Today reports, Hansen Skyped in to Jimmy Kimmel Live and revealed the whole thing was a hoax, and she was in on it. Hansen, it's worth noting, has had previous viral video success in Sochi: Check out her dancing warmup in the gallery.

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crypticvalentin
Feb 21, 2014 10:52 AM CST
"The Sochi Winter Olympics are a week old now. They so far are a successful and safe festival of sports and color and exuberance and joy and snow and ice that could be taking place almost anywhere."-Christine Brennan of USA Today on Sochi.. TV ratings 8% up from Vancouver, Russia spent 51 billion on Sochi, for you to say they 'don't care about it', is stupid like the rest of your comments from your armchair in podunkville..
Removed
Feb 21, 2014 7:41 AM CST
(1) It was a timber wolf mix and (2) nobody punks the world media like Jimmy Kimmel. NOBODY.
TwoSheds
Feb 21, 2014 6:32 AM CST
It was Wolf Blitzer