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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been forced to pull out of a programme to use washing machines at international sporting events.
The organisation said it was considering cancelling the event.
The announcement came just two days after the IOC decided to move away from using machines altogether, and is the latest sign of the organisation’s changing approach to the world’s biggest sporting event.
The decision to drop its use of machines comes after the Olympic Committee said it would cut 1,000 jobs and close down its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.
The IOC said it had received “significant” calls and emails from around the world and that it would be making a decision “within the next two weeks”.
The IOC did not elaborate on why it was cutting jobs, but said that its operations had been “significantly scaled back” and its headquarters were “somewhat relocated”.
In August, the IOC said that it was closing its main offices in Rio and in the US, and would lay off 1,200 people and close its offices in China and Japan.