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Olympic luger's 'Sochi wolf' video actually a Jimmy Kimmel hoax

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  February 20, 2014 09:19 PM

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American luger Kate Hansen posted this You Tube video purportedly showing a “wolf” prowling the halls outside of her Sochi bedroom. It racked up more than 1.5 million You Tube views under the title “Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall" and generated plenty of Olympic buzz.

It all seemed so perfect. Almost too good to be true.

And it was.

A publicist for the United States Luge Association confirmed for Inside Edition that ABC's Jimmy Kimmel created the hoax/fraud for his “Late Night” show. Hansen Skyped with Kimmel for the show that aired Thursday night.

Hansen also tweeted the 17-second clip to her nearly 20,000 Twitter followers, which further buttresses the belief held here that most of what is posted on Twitter these days bears little resemblance to reality.

To wit:

With the strong reviews and viral notice given to NBC's Jimmy Fallon following his debut as "Tonight Show" host this week, it isn't surprising that Kimmel has gone this route again.

He faked an epic fail twerking video in September.

It would be a real shock if the next "too good to be true" viral video was actually true.

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