Olympian, BYU student Kate Hansen cries wolf in Sochi

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 8:15 p.m. MST

Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall

SOCHI, Russia – The 2014 Olympics have had its ups and downs, with some of the downs published on Twitter under the hashtag #sochiproblems.

Adding to the list of problems during the Olympic games, Kate Hansen, a BYU sophomore and a member of the Team USA's women's luge team, posted a video on her YouTube channel of what she says appears to be a wolf roaming the halls of her hotel.

The video and tweet went viral with more than 700,000 views and more than 2,000 retweets.

On Thursday afternoon, the United States Luge Association confirmed to Inside Edition that the video was a prank orchestrated by the athlete and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Hansen placed 10th overall in the women's luge on Monday and gained an international fan base after her pre-race dance routine caught the attention of viewers, including musical superstar Beyoncé.