[Maeil Business Newspaper Kim So-yeon]
‘Idol Athletics Championship’, which airs as a special feature of the annual Chuseok holiday, will be filming at Goyang Stadium in Ilsan on the 12th.
MBC’s “2019 Special Idol Athletics Championships” (directed by Choi Min-geun) goes along in the morning today. And Jeon Hyeonmu, Lee Teuk, and TWICE’s Dahyun run off the events. In the event, 22 boy groups including NCT127, NCT Dream, SF9, Golden Child, ONF, Pentagon, VeriVery, Astro, AB6IX, The Boyz, CIX, Trei, JBJ95, Noir,
Limitless, 1TEAM, D1ce, GreatGuys and Impact, etc are participating.
And a total of 22 girl groups including TWICE, Red velvet, Itzy, fromis_9, IZ*ONE, Cherry Bullet, OH MY GIRL, (G)-IDLE, Weki Meki, WJSN, MOMOLAND, DIA, Lovelyz, LOONA, DREAMCATCHER, BerryGood, SATURDAY, GWSN, NATURE, Holics, EVERGLOW are participating.
Starting with a special Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) program in 2010 and marking its 10th anniversary this year, ‘Idol Athletics Championship’ will feature a total of 231 athletes from 44 groups to showcase seven events, including athletics, archery, wrestling, pitching, penalty kicks, e-sports, and horseback riding. In addition, there is also a “Spacing out contest”.
Expectations are high on what kind of star will be made. This is because the program has spawned countless athletic idol groups such as SHINee’s Min-ho, Sistar’s Bora and WJSN’s Seongso.
The broadcast of the ‘Idol Athletics Championship’ will air during the Chuseok holiday in September.
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