Winter Olympics 2018: Norwegian Chefs Accidentally Order 15,000 Eggs

Someone has some eggsplaining to do.

The chefs catering for the Norwegian Winter Olympic team have a few extra eggs to scramble after accidentally making an order for 15,000 eggs instead of 1,500. They described an error when ordering for athletes participating in the Pyeongchang games.

"The eggs was more like a misunderstanding than something that we needed, so it was an extra zero on the order, so 1,500 to 15,000," chef de mission Tore Ovrebo told Reuters. "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: 😁

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Ovrebo said he was unsure of what to do with eggs but instead of scrambling to figure out what to do, the main focus is to win some medals and make lasting memories.

"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," said Ovrebo.

In addition to having a plethora of eggs, the Pyeongchang games set a non-sport-related record by giving out more free condoms than any previous Winter Olympic games.

Olympic athletes received 110,000 condoms, which equals 37 condoms per athlete. The condoms are worth about $93,370, according to the Kora Biomedical Review. The Korean Association for AIDS donated 10,000, and the company Barunsengkak donated 100,000 of the condoms.

Condoms were first distributed during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, to prevent the spread of HIV. During the Sochi games in 2014, 100,000 condoms were given out. Athletes received 450,000 condoms during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.