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

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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"

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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"s archery for "Idol Star Olympics"

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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 "Idol Star Olympics"

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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.

Cube Entertainment artists personally pack 450 hamburgers for fans during "Idol Star Olympics"

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Cube Entertainment artists recently gifted 450 sets of cube-burgers to fans who came out to support them at this year"s "Idol Star Olympics."

4minute, B2ST, BTOB, and No Ji Hoon personally packed these delectable cube-burgers before handing them out to the fans at the filming for the program. When receiving their very own cube-burgers, fans took to Twitter to thank the artists and the label for the savory surprise.

Meanwhile, with the strong support that they"ve received from fans, Cube Entertainment artists reportedly had received fairly good results at the "Idol Star Olympics."

잊을 수 없는 큡버거 직접 붙이느라 수고해쪙

— 일훈내나 (@ILL_HoonNaeNa) February 3, 2015

"Cube-burger. I won"t forget this, good job packing them individually."

Girl's Day Yoora, Picture During 'Idol Star Olympics'

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Girl's Day Yoora, Picture During 'Idol Star Olympics' Girl group Girl"s Day"s member Yoora revealed a picture during MBC "Idol Star Olympics." (Photo : twitter) Girl group Girl"s Day"s member Yoora revealed a picture during MBC "Idol Star Olympics."

Today, Yoora posted on her Twitter, "I came to "Idol Star Olympics" late. I wore a chick outfit" along with a picture.

In the picture, Yoora is wearing a yellow parka. She had her long hair down and was sticking her tongue out at the camera.

Internet users who saw this commented, "Yellow looks good on you," "I can"t wait to see it," etc.

Photo Credit: Yoora Twitter

Rainbow Jisook-Crayon Pop Soyool, Self-Camera During 'Idol Star Olympics'

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Rainbow Jisook-Crayon Pop Soyool, Self-Camera During 'Idol Star Olympics' Rainbow and Crayon Pop met. (Photo : jisook twitter) Rainbow and Crayon Pop has met.

In MBC "Idol Star Olympics" held today, Rainbow"s member Jisook and Crayon Pop"s member Soyool revealed self-camera photos taken together.

Jisook posted on her Twitter, "Playing with Soyool. We get along so well" along with a picture.

In the picture, Jisook and Soyool are making cute faces at the camera. They seemed to be close friends even though they"re in two different girl groups.

Internet users who saw this commented, "Both of you look so young," "Are you really 25 and 24?," etc.

This episode will be aired on Chinese New Years" day.

Photo Credit: Jisook Twitter

Stress and Burden for Girl Groups Preparing Aerobic Routines for New Years’ “Idol Star Olympics”

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Stress and Burden for Girl Groups Preparing Aerobic Routines for New Years’ “Idol Star Olympics”Apparently, there is much stress and burden for the upcoming New Years special of “Idol Star Olympics.” Many are familiar with the program as they get to see their favorite K-Pop idols battle it out on the sports arena. However, agencies can only sigh a breath of concern as their artists begin preparing for the possibly injury filled event.

MBC’s upcoming “Idol Star Olympic” will record on January 13. Girl group fans can expect to see something new as the upcoming filming will included a new category: Aerobics. Girl Groups A Pink, Girl’s Day, Nine Muses, Dal Shabet, Rainbow, Hello Venus, and Tint will all perform aerobic routines to their own hit songs.

However, these girl group agencies have become burdened with issues from being able to learn aerobic routines during the groups’ busy schedules, to backlash from the public because of the tight outfits.

One agency representative stated, “Even though the girls practice two weeks in advance, we don’t have confidence that the girls will show the high skills. It is difficult with the end of the year schedules conflicting with the aerobic preparations. They might be criticized for not doing their best. We worry that if the girls practice over the top, they might get an injury. Also, the girls have to do big body movements while wearing the aerobic outfits that stick tightly on the body. While performing, we are burdened and concerned that the girls might be involved in a controversy regarding sexual exposure.”

Moreover, although the idols may practice diligently for their categories, broadcast time may be limited. In the previous year, girl group Rainbow had practiced for four months to perform a synchronized swimming routine. Yet, Rainbow’s routine was only broadcasted for 40 seconds.

In the past, idols have suffered injuries while filming for MBC’s “Idol Star Olympic.” SISTAR’s Bora had injured her ankle, DMTN’s Daniel had hurt his knees when he fell, SHINee’s Minho had suffered hip pain, EXO’s Tao had injured his hip, and VIXX’s Leo had to wear a cast after injuring his leg.

Furthermore, recording of the show takes an average of more than 20 hours, putting the idols and the staff members through much hardship to endure through the long filming.

Although we may be excited to see our favorite idols all get together for some friendly competition, the controversies, injuries, and hardships may not be worth it. 

'Idol Star Olympics' Nine Muses Kyungri, Self-Camera With Kevin and Heechul

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'Idol Star Olympics' Nine Muses Kyungri, Self-Camera With Kevin and Heechul kyungri self-camera with kevin heechul Idol group Nine Muses' member Kyungri revealed self-camera photos with ZE:A's members Kevin and Heechul.

Today, Kyungri posted on her Twitter, "Idol star olympics~ Self-camera with KEvin and Heechul of ZE:A" along with two pictures.

In the pictures, Kyungri is posing for the camera first with KEvin then with Heechul.

Internet users who saw this commented, "Kyungri is so popular," "Wow, I'm so jealous," etc.

Photo Credit: Kyungri Twitter

EXO’s Lu Han Scores 2 Goals on ‘Idol Star Olympics’

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EXO’s Lu Han Scores 2 Goals on ‘Idol Star Olympics’ EXO’s Lu Han Scores 2 Goals on ‘Idol Star Olympics’ EXO member Lu Han made 2 futsal goals by himself.

On the September 19 Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) special of MBC's "Idol Star Olympics" Part 1, male idols Team B went up against Team D.

The players in Team B included EXO's Lu Han, Xiumin, Suho, Baekhyun, INFINITE's Hoya, Woohyun, Tasty's Soryung, and Shorry J. The players in Team D included BEAST's Doojoon, Kikwang, Yoseob, BTOB's Eunkwang, BAP's Yongguk, Young Jae, Jello, and Noh Ji Hoon. Lu Han and Lee Kikwang took the lead and were both successful in each making a goal in the first half of the game.

Lu Han made a goal in the first half and also in the second half of the game, for a total of 2 goals. His goals were instrumental in putting Team B in the lead. However, Team B's failure to make the penalty kick gave the victory to Team D.

In this episode, a total of 160 idol stars participated in the games, including Miss A, Super Junior M, 2AM, MBLAQ, BEAST, INFINITE, Secret, ZE:A, Rainbow, U-Kiss, B1A4, Teen Top, EXO, Girl's Day, A Pink, BTOB, VIXX hello Venus, Crayon Pop, Noh Ji Hoon, Son Jin Young, Kim Kyung Jin, and more.