Top doctor sounds alarm over heatstroke at Tokyo 2020

France 24 | Sep 13, 2019 at 8:40 AM
  • One of Japan’s top doctors has slammed the decision to hold the Olympics at the height of Tokyo’s baking summer, warning that heatstroke will be the “biggest risk” during the Games.
  • In an interview with AFP, Kimiyuki Nagashima, executive board member of the Japan Medical Association, also sounded the alarm that the Olympics will stretch the country’s doctors at a time when local families are most at risk from the heat.
  • Organisers have brought forward the start time for several events including the marathon and rolled out a variety of anti-heat measures including artificial snow.