Norway Winter Olympics team mistakenly orders 15000 eggs

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The team thought it was ordering 1500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the Games but a translation mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.

Well, the 121-strong contingent of Norwegian athletes and officials attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang were spoilt for choice after a comical clerical error saw the team shell out for an extortionate order. Thus, sparing their athletes the crippling gastrointestinal issues that would have arisen from consuming that many eggs. "There was literally no end to the delivery", said Johansen.

The order was placed by chefs Ståle Berge, Ståle Johansen and Trond Skogvoll through Google Translate, but it seems as if an error was made somewhere during that process.

Norway's Olympic team poses for a photo during a welcoming ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympic Village ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

"It was an extra zero on the orders", he explained.

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At a news conference about the egg deluge, Tore Ovrebo, the head of the Norwegian team, said the whole thing was "no big deal".

That won't be necessary.

If you were to wake up next to a Norwegian athlete in the morning and ask them how they like their eggs, they might tell you "by the thousands". The chefs were allowed to return the 13,500 surplus in eggs, though the 1,500 remaining will still make for a steady stream of dishes in which eggs are a central ingredient.

The possibilities are seemingly endless.