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

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. (More 2014 Sochi Olympics stories.)

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