Olympic team's chefs mistakenly order 15000 eggs

Olympic team's chefs mistakenly order 15000 eggs

Volunteers for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games walk in Pyeongchang, South Korea, January 22, 2018.

"The eggs were more like a misunderstanding than something that we needed, so it was an extra zero on the order, so 1,500 to 15,000", Ovrebo said with a rueful laugh.

That might explain a recent culinary crackup: chefs from the Norwegian team ended up with 15,000 eggs instead of the requested 1,500, thanks to a scrambled order. "After a while, they [the chefs] thought it lasted so long, it never stopped", Halvor Lea, spokesman for the Norwegian Olympic Committee, told CNN.

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

U.S. drops the coin on flag bearer at Winter Olympics
Voting for Hamlin and speedskater Shani Davis was tied for the honor, which led to the victor being chosen by a coin toss. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com ), Hamlin and Davis were two of the eight candidates to carry the flag.

Fortunately for the chefs, the supermarket took back 13,500 eggs.

Twitter users had fun making puns about the eggs and speculating about how they might get used.

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 amount of travel these athletes do, in addition to their training, they're putting their bodies to the max", she said. 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".

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