‘Idol Star Athletics Championships’ is a special program which idols compete in multi-sport events. It is usually aired in New Year Holiday or Chuseok.
On August 4, MBC confirmed that they would be broadcasting Chuseok special of ‘2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships’. Previously, idol fans could meet their favorite artists and enjoy their fan meeting time but due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year will take place without any audiences. MBC is looking for other ways for the fans to communicate with the idols while enjoying the show. The event will only hold sport categories that don’t require personal contact such as archery and eSports. The staffs also plan to come up with ideas to reduce contact between athletes as much as possible.