1. Updated — 6:20 p.m. ET
According to a statement from Inside Edition, “a publicist for the United States Luge Association, Sandy Caligiore, confirms” that the video shot by Kate Hansen and uploaded to YouTube is a hoax orchestrated by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel and says that Hansen was in on it.”
Inside Edition reports that Hansen plans to Skype with Kimmel during the taping of his show Thursday.
A spokeswoman for Jimmy Kimmel Live told BuzzFeed she could neither confirm or deny whether the photo was a hoax or if Jimmy Kimmel’s team was behind it.
3. Kate Hansen shared this wild video on her Twitter account early Thursday morning:
“I’m pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi,” Kate Hansen says on her YouTube page.
4. GIF of the encounter:
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