— Published 12 May 2021

Doctors are candidates

tokyo 2020

Reassuring news for Tokyo Games’ organizers. According to Kyodo News, about 280 qualified sports doctors have applied to volunteer to work during the Olympic event. The organizing committee estimated its needs to 200 doctors for the duration of the Games. It should thus be able to find them among the 280 applicants. According to a close source, quoted by the Japanese agency, the selected candidates will not be paid. They will be chosen according to logistic and geographical criteria, the organizers wishing to make sure that the impact on the local medical system is as reduced as possible. The organizing committee had launched a call for applications via the Japanese Sports Association. It was looking for sports doctors to work in the athletes’ village care centers and on competition sites. According to sources quoted by Kyodo News, the candidates are mainly orthopedists and dentists.