Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs accidentally order 15,000 eggs instead of 1,500

Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs accidentally order 15,000 eggs instead of 1,500

Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs accidentally order 15,000 eggs instead of 1,500

Updated 9 February 2018, 12:00 AEDT

Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs are left with egg on their faces after accidentally adding an extra zero to their produce order.

Norway's Winter Olympics team has accidentally ordered 15,000 eggs to feed its hungry athletes at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Chefs for the 109-member team meant to buy 1,500 eggs, but ordered from a local supermarket using Google Translate and had egg on their faces when the produce arrived.

"The eggs was more like a misunderstanding than something that we needed, so it was an extra zero on the orders, so 1,500 to 15,000," Norwegian 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. It's not a big issue."

He said it was important to enjoy the Games as well as scramble for medals.

"The aim is to have fun and be as good friends when we go back as when we came here. In the meantime we are hoping for 30 medals," Mr Ovrebo said.

"So that's the aim and we want to be among the top three nations and that normally means that we need to have 10 gold or more so that's the aim."

Luckily for the team, they did not have to shell out for the extra eggs and were able to return the 13,500 extras.

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