Idol Star Atheltic Championship Is Cancelled Due To A Company Strike

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'Idol Star Atheltic Championship' Is Cancelled Due To A Company Strike?
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'Idol Star Atheltic Championship' Is Cancelled Due To A Company Strike?

Those who are a fan of sports and K-Pop idols will be disappointed to hear that the program might be canceled this year due to a company strike.

It was previously reported that,"A vote cast by the MBC branch of theNational Media Labor Unionthis past August 29, 93.2% of participating MBC employees said yes to launching a mass general strike in September, meaning every employee will cease to carry out their duties without leaving any working hands behind for necessary labor."

'Idol Star Athletics Championship' claims filming will go on despite loss of staff resulting from general strike
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'Idol Star Athletics Championship' claims filming will go on despite loss of staff resulting from general strike

On August 31, a representative from 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' (ISAC) claimed that filming for the upcoming Chuseok special will go on, despite its loss of staff.

Previously, numerous MBC employees including lead PDs of popular variety programs like 'Infinity Challenge', 'I Live Alone', and more decided to resign from their positions in order to participate in a mass general strike, which will be launching on September 4. A total of 1,568 employees are expected to take part in the strike by stepping down from their duties.

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. 

Do you want to see Wanna One on 'ISAC'?