Luger posts video of wolf in Sochi dorm

10:14 PM, Feb 20, 2014   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) -- When U.S. luge slider Kate Hansen posted a video online questioning whether there was a wolf walking down her hallway, it was part of a hoax involving talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Hansen tweeted a YouTube video of what appears to be a wolf roaming the hallway outside her room in the athletes' village:

Inside Edition reported earlier Thursday that Sandy Caligiore, a spokesman for USA Luge, had confirmed the video was part of a hoax.

Hansen, who finished competing Feb. 11 and is staying at the Olympic village, tweeted a video Thursday morning with the hashtag #sochiproblems and #sochifail. The #sochiproblems hashtag was commonly used by visitors to Sochi during the Games for complaints surrounding the Games.

The person said Hansen was not sent home by USA Luge.

A spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ??

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