MBC’s 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships (ISAC) finally announces the broadcast date for this year’s Lunar New Year!
The annual sports event invites hundreds of idols to participate in various sports events. The 2015 championships is split into four categories, namely track and field, basketball, futsal, and archery, with basketball being the newest event added.
ISAC has been a highly watched show during the holidays as rookies join in and challenge their seniors as black horses each year. This year, more than 200 idol stars were split into groups and competed against one another and themselves to show their athleticism, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Unfortunately, ISAC was not free from accidents this year during its filming on February 1st and 2nd. EXO‘s Tao and GOT7‘s Jackson were two participants who were reported to have sustained ankle injuries, whereas Jackson had to remain in a cast for a week.
Official photos of the show’s opening were released today, as SISTAR‘s Bora, ZE:A‘s Dongjun, f(x)‘s Luna, and 2AM‘s Jokwon represented the idol cohort and took their pledges. MCs for the show included Super Junior‘s Leeteuk, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, Jun Hyun Moo, Kim Jeong Geun, and Kim Sung Joo.
The Idol Star Athletics Championships is scheduled to air two episodes, the first part on February 19th and the second part on February 20th, both starting at 6PM KST.