Broadcast Date and Opening Ceremony Stills Revealed for “2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships”

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MBC’s Lunar New Year special “2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships” will air on February 19 and 20.

200 idols participated in this year’s “Idol Star Athletics Championships” competition, which was recorded earlier on February 1 and 2. This year, the idols compete in track and field events, archery, and futsal, a fast-paced variant of soccer. Basketball is also included in the competition for the first time.

The Lunar New Year special will have the tenth “Idol Futsal World Cup,” a segment of the competition known for its fierce competition amongst idols. The segment was started during the 2010 Chuseok “Idol Star Athletics Championships” and helped the program become MBC’s representative holiday variety program.

Stars who have emerged from past “Idol Star Athletics Championships” include 2AM’s Jo Kwon, ZE:A’s Dongjun, Beast’s Yoon Doojoon, SISTAR’s Bora, KARA’s Goo Hara, f(x)’s Luna, and SHINee’s Minho. Stills from the special show past athletic “legend” idols Luna, Jo Kwon, Bora, and Dongjun singing with trot singer Tae Jin Ah on the opening ceremony stage.

The “2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships” is hosted by Kim Sung Joo, Jeon Hyun Moo, Kim Jung Geun, Super Junior’s Lee Teuk, and ZE:A’s Kwanghee. This Lunar New Year special brings back idols who established themselves as stars on the previous specials. Will these past “legends” uphold their reputation as athletic idol stars or will new idols take their place? Who will win the first basketball competition? It will be revealed on February 19 and 20.

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