MBC’s Idol Star Athletics Championships has set a potential recording date for the 2018 Lunar New Year!
The holiday special, in which idols compete against one another in various sporting events, appears likely to return in 2018.
On December 27, multiple industry insiders stated that recording for the 2018 Idol Star Athletics Championships will take place on January 15 and 22. That same day, the Goyang Gymnasium confirmed, “Our indoor gymnasium has been booked for the filming of MBC’s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championships’ on January 15, 2018.”
However, a spokesperson for MBC responded by saying that plans for the show were still uncertain. “While it is true that we are currently in the midst of planning [the event], the exact details have not yet been confirmed,” said MBC. “We are still discussing the location and the dates of filming. Nothing has been decided.”
According to insider reports, this year’s show will attempt to prevent injuries amongst its participants by eliminating futsal and basketball, the two events that caused the most injuries in the past. Instead, it will introduce bowling as a new event, alongside the original categories of track and field, archery, aerobics (for male competitors), and rhythmic gymnastics (for females).
Wanna One is also reportedly considering making their first appearance at the special, with several of the members in talks to compete in the bowling event.
Are you excited to potentially see the Idol Star Athletics Championships return?