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Kate Hansen: Olympian’s Viral Wolf Video Is A Jimmy Kimmel Hoax

Thu, February 20, 2014 8:21pm EDT by 1 Comment

U.S. Olympic luger Kate Hansen shocked us all when she posted an alarming video of a wolf roaming around the hallway outside her hotel room in Sochi. But it turns out the video was just a prank masterminded by none other than Jimmy Kimmel!

Joke’s on us! Olympian Kate Hansen and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel teamed up to pull off a gold medal-worthy hoax during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We should have known the late-night prankster was behind this after his “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” stunt!

Kate Hansen’s ‘Wolf’ — Olympian’s Viral Video Is Jimmy Kimmel Hoax

Kate had the Internet buzzing on Feb. 20 when she posted a video on Twitter titled “Epic SochiFail: Wolf in my hall.” She captioned the clip: “I’m pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi.” In the YouTube video, Kate appears to be peeking out her hotel room door and filming a wolf prowling around the hall. The video quickly went viral, garnering more than a million views in just a few hours.

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But the joke didn’t last long. Sandy Caligiore, a publicist for the United States Luge Association, confirmed to Inside Edition on Feb. 20 that Jimmy, 46, and Kate, 21, had hatched the hoax together. Although Jimmy has yet to cop to the prank, it does seem like something he would do.

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This isn’t the first time Jimmy has fooled us.

He was also behind a viral video in which a girl named Caitlin Heller is shown standing on her head and twerking against a door when she suddenly falls onto a table full of candles and catches on fire.

Jimmy later revealed “unaired” footage on Jimmy Kimmel Live that proved he was in on the prank. The hilarious clip showed Jimmy entering the girl’s room and extinguishing the fire.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Kate and Jimmy’s prank funny? Let us know!

— Tierney McAfee

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