“2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special” To Air Over 3 Days This Year
MBC’s “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships” has officially confirmed its broadcast plans for this year’s Lunar New Year special!
On January 20, MBC announced that the upcoming “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special” will air over three days this year instead of two.
The highly-anticipated special will air in three parts on January 24, January 25, and January 27—for a total of 550 minutes. MBC explained that it had made the decision to extend the length of the broadcast in order to more fully convey the passion and energy of the participating idols, without the time restrictions imposed by a two-day broadcast.
As previously announced, the “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special” will feature seven main events: track and field, archery, ssireum (Korean wrestling), pitching, penalty shootouts, eSports, and horseback riding. More than 200 idols from over 50 different groups will be participating in this year’s special, including AOA, SEVENTEEN, ITZY, MONSTA X, Apink, NCT Dream, MAMAMOO, Stray Kids, MOMOLAND, SF9, (G)I-DLE, ATEEZ, WJSN, The Boyz, LOONA, N.Flying, Oh My Girl, and more.
The “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special” will air on January 24 at 5:50 p.m. KST, January 25 at 10:40 a.m. KST, and January 27 at 5 p.m. KST. The full special will also be available with English subtitles on Viki.
While you wait for the Lunar New Year to arrive, watch the latest “Idol Star Athletics Championships” with English subtitles below!