NPR logo

New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157764158/157717977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

Sports

New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157764158/157717977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Zealand's Olympians have some extra motivation to win a medal: they are also competing for marmite. The country's only marmite maker was shut down in an earthquake, but one grocery chain found a stash and is awarding the jars to medal-winning athletes.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. New Zealand's Olympians have some extra motivation to win a medal: they are also competing for marmite. New Zealand's only marmite maker was shut down in an earthquake, but one grocery chain found a stash and is awarding jars of the yeast-based spread to any Kiwi athlete who wins a medal. You'd think they could get their fill in London, where marmite is as common as peanut butter. Turns out New Zealand's got its own special recipe. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.