Olympian's 'wolf' video a Jimmy Kimmel hoax 0
Jimmy Kimmel admitted Thursday to orchestrating a worldwide Olympic hoax. (REUTERS)
Funny man Jimmy Kimmel admitted late Thursday that he was behind a hoax orchestrated by U.S. luger Kate Hansen, who tweeted out a link late Wednesday to a YouTube video of a "wolf" she said was roaming her Sochi dormitory.
The video has since gone viral and was reported on by most major news outlets in an Olympic Games marred with bizarre conditions, stray dogs and a number of other Russian quirks.
Hansen appeared on Kimmel's show via Skype Thursday.
"It was morning for me and I had just posted it," Hansen told Kimmel. "I didn’t know I should tell my teammates.
"I just kind of laid low. But then I heard people talking around the building. Security started freaking out.
"It kind of went crazy over here."
To end the debate, Kimmel also said Thursday that ABC used an actual wolf as part of the making of the video.
The YouTube clip shows the wolf wandering through the halls of the athletes village.
Hansen, who finished 10th last week in the women’s luge, has been posting viral videos throughout these Games.
Last week, the 21-year-old became an online sensation after video emerged of her completing a pre-competition dance routine.
A few days later, Hansen once again popped up online, this time twerking with her teammate’s bronze medal.
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