Chefs with the Norwegian Winter Olympic team ordered 15,000 rather than 1,500 eggs delivered to their door.
If they decide to do that, their registered 121-strong delegation of athletes and officials would get plenty of protein, eating 124 eggs each.
Fortunately for the team, they were able to return the 13,500 extra eggs to the supplier. "There was literally no end to the delivery", says Johansen, per USA Today, which notes the situation ended up being a waste of time, not food: The excess eggs were returned. "It's not a big issue".More news: Southwest plane slides to edge of taxiway in Baltimore airport, FAA investigating
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Speaking to reporters Norway's chef de mission Tore Ovrebo said, "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". There have been some suggestions that Google translate was used to make the online order however this is unlikely to fully explain the error. "And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners".
Norway has sent 109 athletes to compete at the Winter Games.
Following the delivery, the kitchen team returned the 13,500 eggs, but not before the chefs were able to post a photo of the amusing mix-up.