While each Olympics are few and far between, K-Pop stans are lucky because they have the privilege of watching their faves go head-to-head at the Idol Star Athletic Championships not once, but twice per year!
Each tournament is a weekend of fun, where idols get to mingle with their friends from other groups and make memories that will last forever.
So, let’s take a look at 10 iconic ISAC moments that every K-Pop fan should see:
1. When EXO’s Sehun Did A Double Take
In 2017, EXO‘s Sehun made a little mistake that would end up becoming one of the most popular K-Pop memes of all time! While having a quick chat with NCT‘s Johnny, he turned around for a few seconds before walking back to continue his conversation with the long-haired fellow. This normally wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, except it wasn’t actually Johnny the second time around – it was Jeonghan from SEVENTEEN!
This was when sehun mistook jeonghan for johnny during isac at 2017 & this will forever hilarious 🤣pic.twitter.com/orXkxFCxN7
— ❤️xiaoeve❤️ (@EVEXY093) November 19, 2020
2. When BTS Had A Comeback Victory
Back in 2016, nobody knew how big BTS was going to become. Similarly, the MCs of ISAC didn’t even acknowledge them until they had an upset victory against their seniors in the 400m relay with Jungkook completely blowing away the competition at the last second!
The video of BTS at ISAC 2016 shows the journey of their domination in the music industry. No one knew it was coming. Now even them. #MTVHottest BTS @BTS_twt
— 💜 Mai ⁷ 💜 (@_imaizeeey_) August 12, 2019
3. When TWICE’s Tzuyu Was Mistaken For An Olympian
TWICE‘s Tzuyu has always been admired for her beauty and grace both onstage and off. However, this year she became a global sensation for her incredible archery skills after an old video from ISAC went viral in Brazil which claimed she was representing Taiwan in the Olympics!
— 🤖 (@heslostit) July 30, 2021
4. When BTOB’s Eunkwang Was A Horse
One of the most hilarious clips to ever come out of these championships would have to be BTOB‘s Eunkwang dashing in like the majestic steed he is! This costume caught the eye of practically everyone in attendance – even BTS’s Jimin wanted a piece of the action!
Imma have to go with the geniuses behind ISAC’s most iconic moment. 100% BTOB. pic.twitter.com/ElF81C8lIr
— rachel 💙 semi-ia (@ramelochel) June 5, 2020
when jimin keeps on jumping on eunkwang’s horse costume & even tried to ride on it’s back, THIS IS THE CUTEST VIDEO EVER EXISTED pic.twitter.com/q01d6yTNYc
— َ (@hopingyoonmin) December 22, 2017
5. When Red Velvet’s Irene Won Everyone Chicken
Red Velvet‘s Irene is another female idol who could easily partake in the Hunger Games with her amazing archery abilities. After hitting yet another bullseye, she won the ultimate prize of chicken, causing the rest of the crowd to erupt in cheers!
Remember Irene hit the bullseye at ISAC. Irene won a chicken, all the idols ate a chicken, breaking the camera lense. The idols, mcs and audiences cheering after Irene hit that bullseye. Irene’s humble smile and her daughter celebrating!! ❤️pic.twitter.com/fUznrX55sV
— ayrin (@luvrenebaebae) March 22, 2020
6. When THE BOYZ Were Literally Spiderman
During their first appearance at ISAC, THE BOYZ knew they had to arrive in style. So, they came dressed up in some sparkly spidey-suits and backflipped their way to a medal!
uhh let’s not forget that the boyz did this: pic.twitter.com/vmALeD3oZk
— trace (@haknyeoniie) March 17, 2019
7. When EXID Celebrated Like *THIS*
Every group gets excited when they do well at ISAC, but EXID‘s celebratory dance was something nobody could ever have expected!
Remember when EXID won at ISAC and absolutely noone asked them to do any kind of dance but they still did this shit pic.twitter.com/ylUWkPDOAy
— ♥️EXID♥️ LE Baby the Craazy (@LEbabythecraazy) January 8, 2019
8. When Stray Kids Made A Cuddle Train
When Bang Chan represented Stray Kids in soccer, the rest of the group made one of the cutest displays of cheerleading by hyping him up while sitting in a cuddle train!
no but remember when hyunjin, changbin, felix, lee know, i.n, and seungmin made a cuddle train while watching bang chan play soccer during isac, because they were so nervous 😭 oh god I miss isac days pic.twitter.com/6gqwWgXg8r
— laurel 🧚♂️ (@SOFTF0RSKZ) August 6, 2021
9. When MONSTA X’s Joohoney Danced With Cheese Balls
We can probably assume that MONSTA X‘s Joohoney was quite popular among his idol friends when he pulled up to ISAC with a giant (shareable!) container of cheese balls – and just look at his smooth moves!
this is what he deserves pic.twitter.com/UKtdxs44UP
— jooheon loops (@loopjooheon) January 27, 2019
10. When SEVENTEEN Showed Off Their Vernon Phone Cases
SEVENTEEN’s Vernon went viral online after he paired his bright yellow beanie with some teeny-tiny sunglasses, but the rest of the group cemented his status as the ultimate memelord when they all held up these matching phone cases during ISAC!
ㅠㅠㅠㅠ 이 귀여운 사람들 어쩌면 좋죠ㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/00ACWEyjOi
— 셉두잇 캐럿지킴이💎 (@SVTDOIT) August 20, 2018
Let us know which ISAC moment is your favorite!
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