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Scrambled order almost leaves Norway Olympic team with 13500 extra eggs

Scrambled order almost leaves Norway Olympic team with 13500 extra eggs

"After a while, they [the chefs] thought it lasted so long, it never stopped", Halvor Lea, spokesman for the Norwegian Olympic Committee, told CNN.

"It was an extra zero on the orders - so 1,500 to 15,000", he said at a press conference in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang on Thursday, adding that it was "not a big issue". But because none of the chefs could speak Korean, they ran their list through - what else - Google Translate.

Half a truckload of eggs was delivered to the team compound after they made the accidental order, Business Insider reported.

Johansen recalled the moment the delivery van arrived and the team began to unload pallet after pallet of eggs. They're planning to offer their athletes a little more variety, with tacos and salmon also on the menu.

The eggs are needed to cook breakfasts for team members while they compete in Pyeongchang.

Fortunately for any Norwegian athletes dreading three weeks of frittata suppers, the supplier allowed Team Norway to send back the 13,500 surplus eggs when chefs explained the mistake.

Chef Ovrebo said it was important to enjoy the Games as well as scramble for medals.

The desired amount? Just 1,500 for its 109 athletes, which works out to less than one per athlete per day over the 20-day games.

"They said themselves that it was a Google translate slip", Lea said.


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