Norwegian Olympic Team Sent 15000 Eggs After Google Translate Error

Norway's Olympic team erroneously receives 15,000 eggs

AMUND SKRUTVOLD via CNN

For Norway's Olympic team, something got really "scrambled" as the team's chefs were sent 15,000 eggs because of a Google Translate error.

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.

Norwegian officials put in an order for 1,500 eggs from a local supermarket, to help feed their athletes at the Winter Olympics, but that's where it all went wrong.

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

But a mistake occurred when 15,000 eggs were delivered to their kitchens, instead of the 1500 intended.

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"There was literally no end to the delivery", chef Stale Johansen told Aftenposten.

The eggs are needed to cook breakfasts for team members while they compete in Pyeongchang. Thus, sparing their athletes the crippling gastrointestinal issues that would have arisen from consuming that many eggs.

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

The chefs were able to return the 13,500 extras to the grocer.

"They will probably use them I guess and I don't know, maybe the people that supplied us with them will take them back I don't know". "And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners".

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