MBC‘s Special Lunar New Year Idol Star Athletics Championship is an annual event that showcases athleticism, or the hilarious lack thereof, and sportsmanship among idols. This year’s categories include track and field, bowling, archery, rhythmic gymnastics, and aerobics.
The MCs for the event are Jun Hyun Moo, Super Junior‘s Leeteuk, and Apink‘s Bomi, along with INFINITE‘s Sungkyu and EXID‘s Hani as special MCs for bowling. Bowling is a new category this year and is gaining attention because it’s become a trendy sport amongst idols. Rhythmic gymnastic is also a viewer favorite since 2016, and is expected to be a favorite again this year.
Recording of the event is scheduled to take place on January 15 but the episode will air sometime over the Lunar New Year in Korea. Here are the idol groups who have confirmed that they will be attending this year’s MBC’s Special Lunar New Year Idol Athletics Festival: