Russian officials have not allowed shipments of the New York-made yogurt due to lack of certification, and in the meantime about 5,000 cups have been sitting at Newark International Airport in New Jersey.
Schumer wrote a letter to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the International Olympic Committee seeking a resolution to the customs issue, but at least for now the yogurt will remain stateside.
"Chobani and I fought hard to deliver their yogurt to our Olympic athletes in Sochi. While we did not prevail, there is a silver – or gold – lining in the news that the yogurt will be donated to hungry men, women and children in New York and New Jersey," Schumer told the Albany Times-Union.
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