"Idol Star Olympic" airs as a special episode ahead of the 2012 London Olympics!

"Idol Star Olympic" airs as a special episode ahead of the 2012 London Olympics!

Idol Star Olympic airs as a special episode ahead of the 2012 London OlympicsMBC, who holds the "Idol Athletic Championship" every year, held the same event in "Idol Star Olympic" as a special episode for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics this Friday.

As stars recorded for the event on July 10th and 15th, the first part has finally aired on July 25th and the second part will be aired on the 26th, 9:55 KST.

100 stars of nation's top idol groups in 24 teams participated in "Idol Star Olympic". They competed for the gold medals in eight events: 100m dash, hurdling, long jump, high jump, walking relay, fencing, table tennis, and archery.

Especially in the music industry, a level of high anticipation from particular idols happened. 2AM's "Kkap Bolt" Jokwon, ZE:A's "All Around Athlete" Dongjun, SHINee's "Track and Field Great" Minho, the girl who flies miss A's "Beauty bird" Fei, and the "Honey" of idols, SISTAR's Bora, were expected to compete in a great competition.

Idol groups that participated in "Idol Star Olympic" were SHINee, 2PM's Chansung and Nichkhun, 2AM, f(x), miss A, CNBLUE, SISTAR, T-ara, After School, Secret, MBLAQ, Nine Muses, ZE:A, Teen Top, Davichi, B1A4, Boy Friend, Girl's Day, Nine Muses, Infinite, A Pink, Dal Shabet, Dalmatian, LEDapple, and NS Yoon-G.

Watch the first part of the "Idol Star Olympic" below! The second part will be aired tomorrow.

Opening/Women's 100m race

Men's 100m race (1)

Men's 100m race (2)

Women's Fencing

Men's Fencing

Women's Fencing Finals

Men's Fencing Finals

Men's Long Jump

Women and Men Mixed Doubles Table Tennis

Source: Sports Chosun and shu351512298


MBC Stocks  Photographs of Star-Studded Lineup at 2016 Idol Megastar Athletics Championships

MBC Stocks Photographs of Star-Studded Lineup at 2016 Idol Megastar Athletics Championships

MBC StocksImages of Star-Studded Lineup at 2016 Idol Megastar Athletics Championshipsnotclaira February 4, 2016 0 LINE it!MBC Shares Photographs of Star-Studded Lineup at 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championships In preparation for its annual Lunar New Year special “Idol Star Athletics Championships,” MBC has publishedplenty ofpictures of its star-studded lineup.

In the pictures, quite so much of boy and ladyteams make “flower” poses for the camera. They are dressed in the trademark athletic tools and nametags that mark them as a a phase of their respective teams, with coloursstarting from red, black, white, green, blue, and orange.

With a couple of exceptions, the pictures are of relatively rookie groups, adding TWICE, CLC, N.Flying, IMFACT, GFRIEND, and Oh My Girl.

MBC also revealed pictures of its MC lineup, which includes Girl’s Day’s Hyeri and 2AM’s Jo Kwon.

The broadcast will air over two days on February nine and 10 at 5:45 p.m. KST.

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Idol Star Athletic Championships 2015 Stirs Up Trouble

Idol Star Athletic Championships 2015 Stirs Up Trouble

20150813_seoulbeats_mbc_isac_header Idol Star Athletic Championships 2015 Stirs Up Trouble Written by Andy On August 16, 2015 As holidays in Korea come around, special television programs abound. In the land of K-pop, the most prominent one is MBCs Idol Star Athletic Championships, or ISAC. Whenever this event occurs, the drama is sure to follow, and this year is no exception. From injuries to fandom dust-up, ISAC Chuseok 2015 stirred up some trouble.

As far as fandom conflicts go, T-ara and their fan site managers caused a bit of ruckus following the event taping. ISAC is a great opportunity for fans and idols to interact, a virtual hotbed for fan-service. During the filming of the wrestling matches, T-ara was located in a section where fans were unable to see them, though reports say T-ara could see the fans. Due to this, the group wasnt able to interact with their Queens; to which some fan sites took major offense. The fan site managers took to social media to complain about being ignored and even put some of their sites on hiatus.

Other Queens spoke up to defend the group, saying they actually were doing fan-service later. The fan site managers eye-roll-inducing excuse for not noticing: They were tired because they had been following T-ara around for a few days and had little sleep, so they left the event early. Somehow, they thought playing the sympathy card in regards to an idol group that works a lot harder than the essentially accepted stalkers that they are was wise.

In the end, T-ara was thrown under the bad PR bus by their own fans, despite knowing that T-ara can ill afford any negative attention. The ruckus essentially amounted to the fan site managers behaving like spoiled, entitled brats and then having to apologize.

Internal conflicts aside, the most prevalent downside of ISAC is the injuries. Every year, reports of idols taking spills or otherwise becoming injured come in even prior to the actual airing of the show. This year was no exception, and although theres a bit of a list, two particular cases gained attention.

First is MAMAMOOs Moonbyul. During a race, while gaining the lead, Moonbyul tumbled face first on the track. Visibly upset and hurt, she was taken off the course by Solar and a manager to receive treatment. To add insult to injury, the moment was replayed multiple times for those in attendance. This raised concern (given a reportedly previous injury to her face), though she later took to twitter to show she was okay.

Then, there was GOT7s Jackson and Jr. During the event, both members sustained injuries (this being Jackson’s second in as many events). However, the attention turned to them full force when the pair was snapped wearing slings and casts while at the airport. JYP Entertainment was quick to say that the injuries were not serious, and simply bruises. Marks father and most famous resident GOT7 fanboy, took to Twitter to voice his concern regarding the matter, essentially echoing the concerns of K-pop fans. However, it seems GOT7 was relatively fine, since they performed at the NetEase Music Battle soon after.

Understandably, injuries are to be expected when pursuing athletic endeavors, rather professionally or recreationally. Anybody whos ever played a game in their backyard can attest to that. Fans are also rightfully concerned about injuries, since idol bodies are important. How else will they be able to dance and sing day in and day out?

The question remains whether or not the ISAC should continue. What exactly is to gain from these athletic competitions other than perhaps visibility in the mass of K-pop groups? I suppose the chance to be seen on TV will help the nugu status, but just because youre on television for a split second doesnt mean people will actually start following your career.

The ISAC only seems to truly serve MBC. They manage to gather a group of idols to appear on their station, which means advertising revenue and ratings. Super Juniors Heechul also reportedly made statements on War of Words that idols participate in the event to avoid getting on the bad side of MBC – you dont want to deny, and subsequently piss off, a broadcasting network. While not blatantly forced participation, broadcast networks have power and thus may be coercive in getting idols to attend.

Are idols really voluntarily putting their well-being on the line? Should the ISAC be a part-and-parcel expectation of idols, and thus, they take the risk because doing athletic events is not out of the ordinary? Would the ISAC end if fans stop showing up (a highly unlikely occurrence – fans follow idols everywhere)?

Readers, what do you think?

(Bambi, YouTube [1], Herald, Instiz, net-ara Tumblr, Pann, MyDaily, images via MBC, Jeonboramdotcom Twitter, MAMAMOO Twitter, Raymond Tuan Twitter)


K-Pop Idols combine and Mingle at the 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships

K-Pop Idols combine and Mingle at the 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships

K-Pop Idols Mix and Mingle at the 2015 Idol Big name Athletics Championships The Chuseok special of the 2015 Idol Big name Athletics Championships featured many of our favourite K-Pop teams and singers. Unfortunately, maximum lovers won’t be ready to glance at the development till it airs throughout Chuseok. However, we've were given compiled a gallery filled with images that idol participants posted themselves. There used to be a large number of crew and corporate interactions in addition idols from other teams and corporations mingling. Inspect our gallery to peer more than a few stars at the event!

We’ve were given some DSP love here with six contributors of Rainbow and KARA’s Youngji sitting together. Jaekyung and Youngji, in particular, glance adorable with their hair rollers retaining up their bangs.

Rainbow Youngji

AOA’s Seolhyun and Jimin are posing and sending hearts to lovers in an Instagram video.

AOA Seolhyun Jimin

BTS’ J-Hope, Jin, and Rap Monster revel in a meal whilst thanking their fans.

BTS J-Hope Jin Rap Monster

EXID’s Solji seems like she has been practicing her archery~

EXID Solji

Five T-ara contributors retaining lovers selling their newest song “So Crazy.”


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2015 Idol star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special to add Wrestling Category

2015 Idol star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special to add Wrestling Category

“2015 Idol famous person Athletics Championships” Chuseok Special to add Wrestling Category < robust>MBC’s< robust> “2015 Idol famous person Athletics Championships” may be filming their Chuseok special on August 10 and 11. in addition to their pre-existing categories of futsal, tune and box, and archery, wrestling has been added as a new category. whilst the athletics championships used to be created with the aim of celebrating the very significant Korean holiday, it's been met with complaint because of injuries sustained via idol stars. The addition of wrestling  is expected to be highly criticized as smartly.

Wrestling is a recreation that comes to using all your frame. Due to the nature of the game, it would potentially be more unhealthy than the opposite  occasions.

The idol star athletics championships will also be a superb opportunity for idols, yet at the similar time a wide source of anxiety and fear. Rookie singers can get possibilities to polish if they can turn into no longericed as star athletes. moreover, their person highlight can assist elevate awareness for the gang that they seem to be a phase of. Due to the good drive and hope for sure exposure, many idols overexert themselves to the point of having injured.

Idol Athletic Championships

however, the program is have shyed away from via teams who have already attained a definite quantity of good fortune and popularity. The display may just also be undesirready to take phase in for  people who don’t have as much athletic prowess. Filming for the championships is terribly long while screen time is short. The cons outweigh the pros for lots of singers.

in the long run, the maximum dreadful facet of the championships is the chance of having injured. Idols have no longeroriously busy schedules year- circular and an harm would no doubt bog down such potentialities.

for instance, < robust>AOA’s < robust>Seolhyun harm her leg while practicing curling. It took her six weeks to utterly get well, resulting in headaches in comeback promotions. Also, < robust>EXO’s < robust>Tao, < robust>VIXX’s < robust>Leo, < robust>SISTAR’s < robust>Bora, < robust>DMTN’s < robust>Daniel, and others have suffered injuries ago. There have also been more injuries that experience no longer been published to the public.

What are your mind at the “Idol famous person Athletics Championships” and the addition of wrestling?

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"Idol Star Athletics Championships" to once again return this autumn as a Chuseok special

The huge biannual event, the "Idol Star Athletics Championship" is reported to be held again this fall! This will be the "Chuseok" special, also known as the Korean Thanksgiving special.

Reports say the MBC special will reportedly film on August 10 to 11, although the venue has yet to be decided. Popular sports like futsal, track and field, basketball, and more have been included in the past, but it remains to be seen if they"ll be adding another sports category to this new autumn event.

Although every year there is talk about long filming conditions and injuries that take place at these events, it can"t be doubted that this is one of the most exiting gatherings for a music fan with so many idols brought together under one roof. The New Year"s special earlier this year recorded 8.5% viewer ratings and placed first in its time slot at the time of airing.

Stay tuned for more updates! Are you a fan of the "Idol Star Athletics Championship"?

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Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in

Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in "Idol Star Olympics" basketball tournament

Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in

The basketball tournament for MBC"s "Idol Star Olympics" ended on February 20 with Gangnam Lakers coming out for the gold! The team, which had Jinwoon as the captain and Jackson, Jun Woo Sung, and HISTORY"s Na Do Gyun as the members went up against the Mani Keun Jordan Team, which has Kangin as the captain and Tao, INFINITE"s L and Sungjong, BTOB"s Minhyuk and Sungjae, and MYNAME"s Insoo as members, ultimately earned the silver.

The Gangnam Lakers team continuously moved forward, but the Mani Keun Jordan Teamgrasped a chance to achieve a turnaround. Mani Keun Jordan Team"s Insoo,who really impressed with his skills throughout the whole tournament, had an and-1 opportunity with three minutes left on the clock, and even shot in the free throw which gave his team a 15 to 14 lead.

The game was back and forth throughout and as the Mani Keun Jordan Team was trailing 18 to 15 with 5.7 seconds on the clock, Insoo had an opportunity to tie it with 3 free throws because he was fouled at the 3-point line. Unfortunately, he only made one of the three free throws and his team had a lane violation for the third free throw which put Jinwoon at the foul line. Jinwoon missed both free throws but Gangnam Lakers"Jackson was able to grab the rebound and was immediately fouled.With 2.4 seconds left on the clock, Jackson got a free throw in, making the score 19 to 16!

After rebounding Jackson"s second missed free throw attempt, Mani Keun Jordan Team"s Minhyuk was fouled with just 0.3 seconds left on the clock. He made the first free throwand the score was 19 to 17. The only hope left was to purposely miss the second free throw and hope to score a tap in off a rebound to tie the game. Unfortunately, he airballed the second free throw attempt and the Gangnam Lakers took possession of the ball.

In the end, Gangnam Lakers won 19 to 17, earning the gold! Impressively enough, their team captain Jinwoon scored 15 points alone, proving to be an MVP.



EXID"s Junghwa demolishes Girl"s Day with her deadly archery skills in "Idol Star Olympics"

EXID"s Junghwa has crowned herself the Queen of Archery with her impressive performance in the women"s archery tournament in the "Idol Star Olympics." That"s right, the girls of EXID not only have sexy dancing by Hani, jaw-dropping singing by Solji, and catchy music but they also have Junghwa, who aimed with a bow and arrow, could take down any haters Katniss-style.

On this day, EXID beat out Girl"s Day to go up to the finals against 4minute with the help of adorable maknae, Junghwa, who boasted an impressive, forceful pose and got three perfect 10s in a row. Bull"s eye! One shot even hit the camera, which was located dead center of the target.

Commentator Yoon Hye Young spared no compliments, saying, "It"s the birth of Ki Bo Bae," naming a famous archer.


A Pink and KARA go head to head in women

A Pink and KARA go head to head in women"s archery for "Idol Star Olympics"

A Pink and KARA go head to head in women

Veteran group KARA went up against the trending group A Pink in archery on the February 20 installment of MBC"s Lunar New Year"s special, "Idol Star Olympics."

Gyuri went up first, failing quite a bit with a 2 point shot, 1 point shot, and 5 point shot, which would probably be better than what I could do, but in comparison to Eunji"s 9 point shot, 9 point shot, and 8 point shot... good game.

MC Jun Hyun Moo teased Gyuri, "The camera director has been doing this for a long time, but it was his first time ever setting the camera"s zoom, then having to raise it up. He"s hoping that you would please hit the target."

However, in the second round, A Pink"s Na Eun took the attention away from Gyuri with a 0 point shot and 1 point shot. Seungyeon redeemed KARA with a perfect 10 point shot, then an impressive 9 point shot.

Jun Hyun Moo continued his teasing with, "The hole is over here."

Despite Seungyeon"s impressive archery skills, KARA was unable to beat A Pink in the end.


Members of Nine Muses express discontent at idols keeping their distance from them in

Members of Nine Muses express discontent at idols keeping their distance from them in "Idol Star Olympics"

Members of Nine Muses express discontent at idols keeping their distance from them in

In a recent interview with OSEN, the members of Nine Muses expressed their discontent in participating in the "Idol Star Olympics," stating that majority of the male idols they met there were overwhelmingly shy and did not approach them as they would have liked.

They said, "I think a lot of people avoid us because of our image. We wanted to make friends at "Idol Star Olympics," but they kept their 10m distance."

Despite the rumors stating that "Idol Star Olympics" was similar to a meeting point or meet-and-greet area for many idols, Nine Muses expressed their disappointment when they were left to keep to themselves.

The girls continued, "The result [of our competition] was poor, but we kept our seats warm. It was mentally straining, but we tried to focus on the games. It was a place where everyone gathers, but it felt like we were alone."

Nine Muses also agreed that the male idols seemed awkward around them as they said, "We heard that "Idol Star Olympics" was a meeting point [for many idols], but we don"t think we can agree at all. Male idol groups would greet us with a 90 degree bow and acted uncomfortably. We were probably the ones who appeared the most [in the games], but there was no "pink atmosphere.""

In related news, MBC "Star Idol Olympics" will be airing early on February 19 and 20.