On August 16, a source revealed MBCs plans for the Chuseok edition of 2017 Idol Star Athletics Championships.
According to the source, filming will take place on September 4 and 11. In addition, bowling will be added as an event.
Idol Star Athletics Championships have been the center of controversy consistently due to injuries incurred during filming. However, its difficult for idols to reject appearing on the show due to its great popularity and opportunities. In order to prevent injuries from occuring, the show has tried to make some changes. Hand-to-hand fighting events like futsal and wrestling will be removed. Rhythmic gymnastics and aerobics have been added instead.