Perhaps you have already spotted the colorful company: 18 sports doctors from all over the world have come here to take an important IOC exam. Who meets the high requirements of the International Olympic Committee, may bear the title ‘IOC arts.

This week, as the official Olympic research center, we provide further training and retraining to a host of sports doctors. Gino Kerkhoffs, professor of Orthopedics: “The AMC / VUmc is one of the four centers in the world that is allowed to take the IOC-MD test. This year 18 doctors from 15 different countries are taking the exam. For example, there are two doctors from Japan who are hoping to obtain their papers before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. ‘

Professional training

In addition to the exam, the doctors also receive a further training course on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Kerkhoffs: “Now that they are here, we want to give the participating doctors, who have also flown over from Qatar, Singapore and South Korea, a glimpse into our kitchen. From a muscle expert to an expert in the area of concussions, we have a lot of expertise to offer professional training for two days. Of course, we can contribute to ensuring that doctors can take care of their athletes at a high level all over the world. ‘