Winter Olympics 2018: Norway left red-faced by egg-stravagant order

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(As you know, the winter games are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea.) Before placing their order with a Korean grocery store, the chefs turned to Google Translate for help.

Norway's Winter Olympics team has accidentally ordered 15,000 eggs to feed its hungry athletes at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And Chef Ståle Johansen still promises all kinds of egg-based treats for his athletes, including, as he told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, "sugar bread made for medal winners".

The event had a happy ending though, the Norwegians did not get stuck with the enormous surplus of eggs.

The chefs blamed a translation error, but it looks as if a typo might also be at fault.

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You can't make an omelette without cracking eggs- but what if you had too many eggs on your hands.

Team Norway's chefs ended up with more than 10,000 extra eggs earlier this week thanks to a translating error. Norway's chefs will have to be inventive with the delivery which works out at 124 eggs per team member.

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

"When the truck showed up, they started to carry in the eggs", Norwegian Olympic Committee spokesperson Halvor Lea told CNN.

Olympic athletes eat eggs. The cooks were able to return the extra eggs to the supermarket.

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