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.

Girl's Day reveal that 'Idol Star Athletic Championship' is the 'it' dating spot among idols
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Girl's Day reveal that 'Idol Star Athletic Championship' is the 'it' dating spot among idols

Girl's Day spilled on the secret behind 'Idol Star Athletic Championship'.

On the recent airing of 'Life Bar', MC Tak Jae Hoonasked Girl's Day if they secretly date. The girls honestly answered ''yes'', and explained that love is in the air at the annual event with idols.

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Hyerisaid, "It's funny because we can see things when we go to programs with a lot of idols." Yura added, "There are so many people there and I come to think that there must be at least 10 couples."

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.