Exo Winner And Twice To Attend Idol Star Athletics Championship

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EXO, WINNER, and TWICE to attend 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'?
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EXO, WINNER, and TWICE to attend 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'?

According to an exclusive report by Ilgan Sports, EXO, TWICE, and WINNER will be attending the annual Chuseok special 'Idol Star Athletics Championship (ISAC)'.

If this report is true, this will be the first time since 2011 that artists from all 3 of the Big 3 labels - SM, JYP, YG - will be attending the 'ISAC'. In 2011, SHINee, miss A, and Seungri had been present. 

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Over the years, many idols suffered from various injuries while competing in 'ISAC'. To prevent injuries, 'ISAC' has changed its sports lineup to sports less likely to cause injuries such as bowling, rhythm gymnastics, aerobics, running, and archery.

MBC gives update on this year's Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'
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MBC gives update on this year's Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'

'Idol Star Athletics Championship' is once again airing this Chuseok!

On July 21, a rep from MBC revealed, "The Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' is under preparation. Currently, we're in the process of casting idols."

An exclusive report by Ilgan Sports stated that the filming is scheduled for the first week of September from the 4th to 6th. However, the rep stated, "The recording date is not yet confirmed."

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'Idol Star Athletics Championship' confirmed to start filming in September!
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'Idol Star Athletics Championship' confirmed to start filming in September!

MBC's 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' has officially been green lit!

According to a broadcast affiliate on August 16, the popular variety program will hold a recording session on September 4 and 11, where participants will film for a new sports category - bowling. 

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Previously, the show had been riddled with concerns regarding the injuries of participants.  As a result, the show will be removing futsal and wrestling and instead replace it with rhythmic dancing and aerobics, hoping to lessen close combat. Nonetheless, fans will get to see various idol stars on the program practicing a wide range of sports.  

Wanna One to participate in upcoming Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'?
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Wanna One to participate in upcoming Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'?

MBC recently responded to reports regarding Wanna One's appearance on the newest installment of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'.

A representative at MBC stated, "'Wanna One has not been officially confirmed to appear on the program. They are currently looking into it."

On August 17, one media outlet claimed that the rising idol group had been scheduled for the show. Meanwhile, the Chuseok special will begin filming in early September. 

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Jun Hyun Moo and Son Yeon Jae to co-host '2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship'
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Jun Hyun Moo and Son Yeon Jae to co-host '2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship'

Jun Hyun Moo and retired Olympic gymnast Son Yeon Jae have been confirmed as the hosts of MBC's '2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship'.

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On August 22, MBC confirmed the two co-hosts of the upcoming Chuseok special, announcing, "Jun Hyun Moo and Son Yeon Jae will be the MCs for the Chuseok edition of '2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship'."

As viewers of the annual special know, Jun Hyun Moo has acted as the host previously, but this will be Son Yeon Jae's first time hosting the event.