2022 ISAC: NCT, IVE and CLASS:y join Chuseok lineup of sports event

Apart from the initial lineup, Idol Star Athletic Championship has announced the MCs for the show as well as a new dance sports event


                            2022 ISAC: NCT, IVE and CLASS:y join Chuseok lineup of sports event
ISAC has provided fans with many interactions between idols and watching K-pop groups come together in teams (@@M25_CLASSy, @NCTsmtown/Twitter; @ivestarship/Instagram)
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K-pop idol interaction is like the cherry on the cake that is the K-pop genre which is why fans had been craving to see the return of the ISAC aka the Idol Star Athletic Championships. Over the years, ISAC has provided fans with many interactions between idols, and watching K-pop groups come together in teams had always been a joy for fans of the genre to witness despite the fan wars that go on in the fandoms.

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After MBC announced that the 2022 Idol Star Athletics Championships (2022 ISAC) was returning this Chuseok, fans have been looking forward to learning what K-pop groups will be a part of the event and it looks like a few K-pop groups have already started to join the upcoming lineup. MBC had recently announced that Jun Hyun-moo, F.T. Island's Lee Hongki, and TWICE’s Dahyun will be returning as the hosts/MCs of the sports program.

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ISAC 2018 (imbc.com)
ISAC 2018 (imbc.com)

2022 ISAC announces sports categories and initial lineup

Alongside the MCs of the show, MBC also announced that the 2022 ISAC will consist of five main event categories including short distance and relay, archery, dance sports, futsal, and eSports. This year, a new category has been added to the show as ISAC will be introducing 'dance sports' to this year's event.

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The dance sports category will be hosted by MC Lee Hongki, Aiki, and Park Ji-eun. The filming of 2022 ISAC will be carried out over two days on July 30 and August 1 during the 2022 Chuseok holidays and will be broadcast on MBC in September this year. Presently, MBC has confirmed two K-pop groups that will be a part of the lineup of the show. Starship Entertainment's IVE has been confirmed to join the lineup for the 2022 Idol Star Athletics Championship. Alongside IVE, the rookie girl group CLASS:y will also join the lineup for '2022 Idol Star Athletics Championship'.  

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According to multiple sources, it has been confirmed that IVE and CLASS:y will be attending the 2022 ISAC. Alongside IVE and CLASS:y, it has been rumored that the 23-member group NCT too will be participating in the sports event. NCT has been an active part of the competition for many years and fans of the boy group are particularly excited to witness members of the boy group participate in various sports events on the show.

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