Olympic team's chefs mistakenly order 15000 eggs

Norwegian Olympic team gets 15,000 eggs delivered after badly translated order

Norwegian Olympic team gets 15,000 eggs delivered after badly translated order

The Norwegian Olympic team's chefs ended up with a few thousand extra eggs thanks to a Google Translate error in South Korea.

Amid the confusion, the chefs asked the driver to tell them how many eggs the order included.

Ordering eggs in Korean turned out to be a lot more hard than expected for Norway's Olympic team. The team chefs were using Google Translate to put together the shopping list, but something just didn't compute. But last week, he was shocked when 15,000 eggs showed up in his kitchen.

Chacosky told ABC News that most athletes at the Games, which kick off this Friday, will be consuming 3,000 to 4,000 calories per day.


The eggs are needed to cook breakfasts for team members while they compete in Pyeongchang. "It's not a big issue".

Speaking to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, chef Stale Johansen said his team "received half a truckload of eggs".

Tore Ovrebo, head of the Norwegian team, blamed a typo for the error, and said he was anxious about what would happen to all the excess eggs.

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. "And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners".

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