May 3 – 2021 Japan’s A Current Affair reported Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has recruited 200 sports doctors through the Japan Sports Association. They will work as volunteers in the infirmaries of each venue and will not be paid anything except for transportation costs.
Reported that the 200 sports doctor’s main work includes emergency treatment of heat stroke, suspected infection with coronavirus and injured patients, need to be able to work at least a few days. In Japan, becoming a sports doctor requires four years of training after obtaining a doctor’s certificate.
The news caused a heated debate on the Japanese Internet, one netizen said, “It will not be too late to recruit volunteers who do not give money”, while another said disgruntledly, “Japan’s domestic epidemic is so serious, medical resources are already tight, I hope the Olympic Organizing Committee will not seize resources.”