Sports in Television - Sports Boom in Variety Program
Good day! It's me, Sarbi. For this time, I would like to introduce sports in Korean variety TV show.
1. KBS’s Let’s Go Dream Team Season II
It is the originator of sports entertainment.
This program is the most representative “Sportainment(Sport and Entertainment)” dealing with from simple running to hurdle running alike triathlon. The famous comedian, Byng-Man Kim is ruling the Dream Team. SHINee's Minho has a high competitive spirit.
2. MBC’s Idol Start Athletics Championships
MBC aired a special titled '2010 Idol Athletics Chuseok Special'. One year after, the programme aired again in 2011 New Year's Day with athletic and swimming event thanks to hot demand. Minho in SHINee also showed his ability in this event. In addition, 2AM Jo Kwon and Bora in Korean girl group, SISTAR took active part in the programme. Idol Championships will be held for every Korean national holiday.
3. MBC’s Enjoy Today
This programme dealt with lots of sports such as Taekwondo, soccer, archery, athletics and etc. Korea's representative athletic legends like Bong-Ju Lee, Geon-Jae Jang, and Chun-Ae Lim were also appeared. They competed with elementary students, retired athletics and Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation. It shows accomplishment is more valuable than winning.
4. MBC’s Infinite Challenge
This programme has been supporting unpopular sport events such as gymnastics, boxing and handball in Korea. Infinity Challenge went to 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to cheer long jump gold medalist in 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Soon-Ok Jung. More cheers by Infinite Challenge are expected for in the IAAF World championships Daegu 2011.