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Chobani to Donate Yogurt Meant for Olympic Athletes

<p>Some 5,000 cups of yogurt have been held up since Russian authorities said the shipment didn't have a necessary certificate.</p>
Chobani will donate Greek yogurt intended for U.S. Olympic athletes.
Chobani says it will donate about 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt, intended for U.S. Olympic athletes, to food banks in New York and New Jersey. The shipment was held up by Russian authorities.Mike Groll / ASSOCIATED PRESS
/ Source: Associated Press

Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end.

The company says it will donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games.

The shipment has been held up in a refrigerated warehouse at Newark Liberty International Airport since Russian authorities said the U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to provide a necessary certificate under its customs rules.

Chobani says it will donate about 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt, intended for U.S. Olympic athletes, to food banks in New York and New Jersey. The shipment was held up by Russian authorities.Mike Groll / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chobani's chief marketing officer tells The Associated Press that the yogurt will be donated to New York and New Jersey food banks.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he is disappointed that athletes won't be able to get the yogurt. The company is a Team USA sponsor.

-The Associated Press