Translation error leaves Norway Olympic team with 15000 eggs

Translation error leaves Norway Olympic team with 15000 eggs

Translation error leaves Norway Olympic team with 15000 eggs

Chefs for the athletic delegation from the Arctic Circle nation had a mathematical snafu when placing an order for the next few weeks while in South Korea for the Winter Games.

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. Norway's chefs will have to be inventive with the delivery which works out at 124 eggs per team member. But because none of the chefs could speak Korean, they ran their list through - what else - Google Translate.

The error was only uncovered when a delivery truck arrived, and the stacks of eggs just kept piling up in the kitchen.

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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". They're planning to offer their athletes a little more variety, with tacos and salmon also on the menu.

"The amount of travel these athletes do, in addition to their training, they're putting their bodies to the max", she said. "And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners".

Chef Stale Johansen told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that luckily the team were able to return the 13,500 surplus.

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