The Wolf of Sochi

Another Jimmy Kimmel hoax. His crew built a replica of an Olympic Village dorm in their LA studio, then shot footage of a wolf wandering through its hallway. They had US luger Kate Hansen post the footage on YouTube, and to her Twitter account, claiming it was a wolf outside her room. A play on all the reports of stray dogs loose in Sochi. And, of course, the footage quickly went viral.

The wolf was actually a North American timber wolf that Kimmel's crew hired (a rescue wolf named Rugby). Kimmel admitted to the hoax on Twitter, and then gave a full explanation on his Thursday night show.


Posted on Fri Feb 21, 2014


I am not a fan of Olympic games; nevertheless, I would like to inform everyone that there are no wolves in or around Sochi. There are jackals, but not plausibly in the Olympic village.
Posted by Russian Skeptic  on  Tue Feb 24, 2015  at  02:16 AM
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