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


                            ISAC 2022: Release date, how to watch, lineup, and all about idol sports event
The K-pop idol Olympics, 2022 ISAC will be held as an in-person event that will be filmed on July 30 and August 1 at the Jamsil Olympic Sports Stadium in South Korea (@MBC_entertain, @Stray_Kids, @NCTsmtown, @IVEstarship, @ATEEZ_Official/Twitter)
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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.

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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. 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.  

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The 2022 Idol Star Athletic Championships will be filmed on July 30 and August 1 to be aired during the Chuseok Holiday (imbc.com)

Release date

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.

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Hosts/MCs

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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Lineup

AB6IX
ALICE
ATBO
ATEEZ
BVNDIT
Billlie
Brave Girls
CIX
Cherry Bullet
CLASS:y
Choi Ye Na
Cravity
DKB
DKZ
DRIPPIN
EPEX
EVERGLOW
H1-KEY
HYNN
Ha Sungwoon
ICHILLIN'
ITZY
IVE
Jeong Se Woon
Jo Yuri
Kep1er
Kim Jae-hwan
Kim Woo-seok
Kingdom
Kwon Eun-bi
LIGHTSUM
Lapillus
MCND
N.Flying
NCT
NMIXX
ONEUS
P1Harmony
PURPLE KISS
RocketPunch
STAYC
Stray Kids
TAN
TNX
TEMPEST
The Boyz
TRI.BE
VERIVERY
WEi
WOODZ
Weeekly
Xdinary Heroes
YOUNITE

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Sports Categories

1. Athletics

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. 

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2. Swimming

The swimming sports category will also include a 50-meter freestyle swim.

3. E-sports

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:

MCND
CRAVITY’s Serim, Wonjin, Hyeongjun, and Taeyoung
Kim Woo-seok
Kim Jae-hwan
Ha Sung-woon
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
Lee Jinhyuk
LIGHTSUM's Sangah, Junhyeon, Yujeong, and Huiyeon
VERIVERY's Hoyoung, Minchan, Yongseung, and Kangmin

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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)

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For the 2022 Idol Star Athletic Championships, MBC has included a new Dance Sports category. More details about each event will be announced soon.