Popular SBS TV variety show 'Running Man' will be showing their '2013 Running Winter Olympics' special episode at 6PM (KST) on January 20th, where the battle between 'Running Man' cast members and idol stars have drawn much attention from viewers and fans prior to broadcast.
In this week's episode, CNBLUE's Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Jong Hyun, SHINee's Minho, Z:EA's Hwang Kwang Hee, MBLAQ's Lee Joon, f(x)'s Sulli, and INFINITE's L will be representing the idol stars against the 'Running Man' cast in a series of games.
The recording took place at the arrival hall of Gimpo Airport where the 'Running Man' cast had their sights fixed on the idols stars who was introduced one after another. The appearance of Jung Yong Hwa who had been on the show many times before and the ultra competitive Minho instilled a sense of nervousness in the 'Running Man' cast, although it was soon negated by the presence of Hwang Kwang Hee, Lee Joon, and Lee Jong Hyun and made them feel relieved somewhat.
After seeing the idol stars, the 'Running Man' cast gave their appraisal of their abilities according to their past appearances on the show. They felt that Yong Hwa and Minho was like Kim Jong Kook, and would do really well like the 'Commander' himself. On the contrary, they compared Kwanghee to Lee Kwang Soo, while labeling Lee Jong Hyun as the equivalent of Ji Suk Jin.
It was revealed that the 'Winter Olympics' episode this time round is an upgraded version of the 'Idol Star Olympics' that took place in Summer of last year. The two teams will battle in a myriad of games including ice hockey, and the intense competition between the idol stars and 'Running Man' cast apparently left the filming staff to look on in awe.