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02/20/2014 03:23 am ET | Updated Feb 20, 2014

Kate Hansen Tweeted 'Wolf' From Sochi But Luge Association Says It Was A Hoax (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel may deserve a gold medal for his latest viral hoax. A publicist for the U.S. Luge Association told "Inside Edition" that Olympian Kate Hansen teamed up with the "Late Night" host on the Epic#SochiFail she shared on Twitter. Going forward, Hansen is not to be believed when she cries wolf.

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U.S. luger Kate Hansen opened her door just wide enough to film a very large creature prowling the hallways of the Olympic Village.

"I'm pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi," she wrote in the description to her video, titled "Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall."

Hansen, who caused an Olympic sensation with her dance moves, also tweeted it to her nearly 20,000 followers:

It may not be a wolf. It could simply be a large dog, such as a husky or a malamute. There are plenty to go around in Sochi, which has become almost as famous for its strays as it has for the Games.

One dog even crashed the opening ceremony.

While Sochi officials have tried killing the animals, others have stepped in to rescue them. Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska is funding a shelter, while volunteers have been smuggling the dogs out of town.

Even some Olympians are getting in on the rescue effort. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis adopted one of the strays, while skier Gus Kenworthy said he's planning to bring several home.

Anyone care to adopt a possible wolf?

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