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Posted: February 20, 2014

Olympian's 'wolf' video turns out to be Kimmel hoax

Michael Sohn
Kate Hansen of the United States prepares to start a run during the women's singles luge training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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            Olympian's 'wolf' video turns out to be Kimmel hoax
Kate Hansen of the United States prepares to start a run during the women's singles luge training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SOCHI, Russia —

UPDATE: You got us again, Jimmy Kimmel.

The internet was on fire Thursday morning when Olympian Kate Hansen tweeted a link to a YouTube video with what appeared to be a wolf or large dog roaming what she claimed was her hall at the Olympic Village in Sochi.  

But apparently this was an orchestrated hoax by late-night TV host Kimmel. According to the Orlando Sentinel and Kansas City StarSandy Caligiore, a publicist for the United States Luge Association, confirmed to Inside Edition that the video was a hoax. Caligiore said Hansen will Skype with Kimmel for the show that airs Thursday night.

Kimmel also famously hoaxed the internet world back in September of 2013 with a YouTube video of a girl catching on fire after a failed 'twerk' attempt.

Below is the original story

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Olympic luger Kate Hansen caught on video what she believes is a wolf roaming through the halls of the dorm where the US atheletes are staying in Sochi.

We've heard numerous complaints and concerns about stray dogs in that region, but this is the first that a wolf has been caught on video.

On her social media, the 21-year-old Olympian writes "I'm pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi. #SochiFail"

Hansen has made a bit of a name for herself for her warmup dances at Sochi:

http://youtu.be/oi8RO0R0_ho

It's not clear if the animal caught on video is actually a wolf or a large dog. Still...

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