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Campbell’s soups to warm participants at 2002 Games

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Athletes, spectators and volunteers braving the cold at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City will be able to warm up with some Campbell's soup.

The Camden-based company has been chosen one of the official food suppliers of the games, the company announced Wednesday.

Campbell soup products, Franco-American pasta and gravy, Prego pasta sauces and Pace salsa and picante sauces will be provided at the games.

In addition, the 20,000 volunteers each will be given a bowl of Campbell microwaveable "Soup to Go" with the bag lunch they'll be issued each day, the company said.

Campbell also pledged to donate $500,000 to the U.S. Olympic Team and to provide food to U.S. athletes training for the games. The money will be used to help with training needs, including coaching, lodging and meals at U.S. Olympic training centers.

U.S. athletes are currently preparing for the games at training centers in Lake Placid, N.Y., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Chula Vista, Calif.

Campbell is one of more than 30 official suppliers to the Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 8-24.

Campbell also will supply the U.S. Olympic team through the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.