After three years, MBC’s “Idol Star Athletics Championships” (ISAC) is finally returning!

On June 17, MBC confirmed that its long-running “Idol Star Athletics Championships” was preparing to make a return to air.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the show typically aired over several days twice a year, once during the Lunar New Year holiday in the winter and once during the Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday in the fall. However, following the cancellation of the “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – Chuseok Special,” the show has not aired for three years—though it did spawn several spinoffs during that time.

In response to a report that a “2022 Idol Star Athletics Championships – Chuseok Special” was scheduled to air this fall, MBC confirmed, “It’s true that we are once again planning the ‘Idol Star Athletics Championships.'”

However, they cautiously added that not all of the details have yet been set in stone, stating, “We are still in the process of discussing the details.”

The last time ISAC aired was in January 2020, when idols went head-to-head in various sporting events during the “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special.”

Are you excited to see ISAC return to air? Stay tuned for further updates!

In the meantime, watch the “2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships – New Year Special” with English subtitles below:

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