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Well, that was uneggspected: Norway's Olympic team mistakenly sent 15K eggs

The Norwegian delegation of 121 athletes and officials ended up with a lot more - thousands more, actually - than the 1,500 eggs they were hoping for after an apparent ordering error.

Ordering error apparently to blame for the 'eggcessive' amount

Norway bit off more than it could chew when an online order in Pyeongchang, South Korea resulted in 15,000 eggs being delivered to the Olympic delegation. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

By CBC Sports

Ahead of the scramble for Olympic medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the team from Norway got a lot more than it egg-spected.

The Norwegian delegation of 121 athletes and officials ended up with 15,000 eggs but were only looking to poach 1,500.

A translation error has been blamed but it remains unclear how an extra zero was added to the Norwegian chef's order. Given that chef Stale Johansen placed the order online and South Korea has a complex counting system, it's unlikely that Google translate was the only crack in the process. 

Despite all the egg-citement, Johansen told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that they were able to return the extra 13,500 protein-packed treats. 

The Olympic Winter Games officially kick off on Friday with the opening ceremony (olympics.cbc.ca, 5:30 a.m. ET).

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