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What an Olympic Athlete Filmed in the Hall Would’ve Been Terrifying… If It Wasn’t a Jimmy Kimmel Hoax


"I'm pretty sure this is a ..."

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American Olympic luge athlete Kate Hansen cracked open a door in Sochi's Olympic Village last night and peered into the hallway. She had to film what she saw.

"Wolf in my hall?" she tweeted of her video evidence, using the popular hashtag #SochiFail.

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"I'm pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi," Hansen said on YouTube.

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Watch the 17-second clip to see what you think:

With stray dogs a common sight on the streets of Russian cities, could it have been a stray Siberian Husky with some more wolf-like characteristics? Or could Hansen be pranking us with a hoax?

Regardless, add this to the list of "SochiFails" that have been cited at the 2014 Games hosted by the Russian town, including the opening ceremonies gaffe, the blocking of American yogurt, the questionable water quality and signs showing what you can and can't do with a toilet.

Update: Jimmy Kimmel announced later Thursday that he and Olympian Kate Hansen worked together on the idea, which is in fact a hoax. Hansen plans to Skype into Kimmel's show later tonight to talk about the prank. This is not the first time Kimmel has been behind a viral prank -- let's not forget the "twerking fail" video.

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