Winter Olympics 2018: Norway left red-faced by eggs-travagant order
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
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.
An attempt to purchase 1,500 eggs to help feed the camp went slightly wrong when 15,000 turned up, with the mistake thought to be a translation error or a typo.
Despite the, ahem, eggs-travagant order, Norway's chef-de-mission Tore Ovrebo described the incident as "not a big issue" and was not looking to lay blame at anyone's feet.
Speaking at a news conference, he said: "The eggs was more like a misunderstanding than something that we needed so it was an extra zero on the orders so 1500 to 15,000, s*** happens.
"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. It's not a big issue."
OL-leiren bestilte 1500 egg gjennom å oversette via Google Translate. Men det slo feil. 15.000 ble levert på døra. Vi ønsker lykke til og håper at de norske gullhåpene er glade - veldig glade - i egg: pic.twitter.com/qaWVpq1Xgy-- Trønder-Avisa (@tronderavisa) February 3, 2018
Chef Stale Johansen was reported as telling Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that the surplus eggs were allowed to be returned to the grocer, and the onus will now be on the athletes not to crack under the pressure when the Games begin...