Norway’s Olympians shell-shocked as they are sent 15,000 eggs

Norway’s army of nutritional experts were left shell-shocked in Pyeongchang when a lorry delivered 15,000 eggs. (Shutterstock)
Updated 10 February 2018
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Norway’s Olympians shell-shocked as they are sent 15,000 eggs

PYEONGCHANG: You had one job! Norwegian chefs hoping to buy 1,500 eggs to feed hungry Olympic athletes have had their dinner plans scrambled after a mix-up with a grocery order.
Norway’s army of nutritional experts were left shell-shocked in Pyeongchang when a lorry delivered 15,000 eggs, apparently because an online purchase got lost in translation.
“We received a truck-load of eggs,” chef Stale Johansen told Norwegian news agency NTB after being left with egg on his face.
“We were quite surprised when they came carrying the eggs — there was no end to it, incredible!“
While vastly experienced in keeping their athletes in peak conditions, Norway’s chefs appear to have cracked under the early pressure, but at least their athletes will get plenty of protein.
Norway’s chef de mission Tore Ovrebo saw the funny side, calculating that the country’s delegation of 121 athletes and officials would have to eat 124 eggs each.
“It was an extra zero on the order, so 1,500 to 15,000,” he explained.
“They will probably use them I guess and I don’t know, maybe the people that supplied us with them will take them back. It’s not a big issue.”
What is certain is that Norway’s team of chefs will need a crash course in Korean — or to polish their Google Translate skills — if they want to avoid another eggs-traordinary culinary fail at these Olympics.


‘Hunger Games’ prequel book and film planned

Updated 18 June 2019
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‘Hunger Games’ prequel book and film planned

  • The new book will revisit Panem 64 years before the events of the trilogy during a period known as the “Dark Days”
  • Movie studio Lionsgate said another film was already being planned

LOS ANGELES: A new “Hunger Games” novel set decades before the original best-selling trilogy will be published next year, its publisher said Monday, with plans for an accompanying film already under way.
The book will revisit the macabre post-apocalyptic world of Panem created by Suzanne Collins’ young adult novels, which were adapted into one of Hollywood’s biggest movie franchises starring Jennifer Lawrence.
The original books, which sold more than 100 million copies, told the story of Katniss Everdeen, a teenage heroine forced by the realm’s totalitarian leaders to participate in a reality TV-style fight to the death.
The new book will revisit Panem 64 years before the events of the trilogy during a period known as the “Dark Days,” in which the nation “struggles to get back to its feet” after a devastating war, Collins said.
Four films based on the trilogy of novels — the final book was split into two parts — turned Lawrence into an A-list movie star and grossed $2.97 billion worldwide.
Movie studio Lionsgate said another film was already being planned.
“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published,” said Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
“We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”
Author Collins said the book would explore “the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival.”
The as-yet untitled book will be published on May 19, 2020.