ISAC 2022: Release date, how to watch, lineup, and all about idol sports event
The MBC Idol Sports Athletic Championships will be broadcast during the Chuseok Festival this September
K-pop idol interaction is the cherry on the K-pop cake, and which is why fans have 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 has always been a joy for fans of the genre despite the wars that go on in the fandoms.
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. Now that MBC has 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, fans have been keen on finding out all the K-pop groups that will be attending the sports championships.
It was announced that the 2022 Chuseok Special ISAC will be filmed on July 30 and August 1. Since the event is a Chuseok Special, it will be aired during the 2022 Chuseok holiday. The 2022 Idol Star Athletic Championships will be aired from September 9 onwards. The sports program will be broadcast on September 9, 10, 11, and 12.
The ISAC 2022 event will be hosted by Jun Hyun-moo, F.T. Island's Lee Hongki, and TWICE’s Dahyun
How to Watch
The sports event ISAC will be broadcast on MBC's official TV channel for viewers in South Korea. International fans of the show will be able to watch the event online via MBC's YouTube channel. More details about the show being streamed during its broadcast will be released soon.
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The athletics sports category will include games like 50, 60, 70, and 100-meter races as well as 50, 70, 100, and 110-meter hurdles. The event will also include other races like a 4 × 50-meter race as well as a 4 x 50-meter relay walk as well as a 4 × 100-m relay race. Other athletic sports events include a 200-meter walk as well as games like long jump, high jump, and javelin throw.
The swimming sports category will also include a 50-meter freestyle swim.
ISAC 2022 will also hold e-sports games like a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) match as well as a KartRider match. The K-pop groups that will take part in the 2022 ISAC E-Sports category are as follows:
CRAVITY’s Serim, Wonjin, Hyeongjun, and Taeyoung
Tempest's Lew, Hyuk, Hwarange, and Taerae
Everglow's EU, Mia, Onda, and Aisha
TAN's Jae-jun, Jiseong, Hyun-yeop, and Tae-hoon
CLASS:y's Seonyou, Hyungseo, Chaewon, and Riwon
LIGHTSUM's Sangah, Junhyeon, Yujeong, and Huiyeon
VERIVERY's Hoyoung, Minchan, Yongseung, and Kangmin
4. Other sports
The championship will have other sports events like aerobic gymnastics, archery, baseball pitching, basketball, bowling, curling, dog agility, equestrian – dressage, fencing – individual sabre, football, footvolley, futsal, penalty shoot-out, rhythmic gymnastics, ssireum, table tennis, and ten-pin bowling
5. Dance Sports (New category added as of 2022)
For the 2022 Idol Star Athletic Championships, MBC has included a new Dance Sports category. More details about each event will be announced soon.