KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’, which has kicked off a sports boom in Korea, is set to go overseas.
Multiple sources on the 26th confirmed that ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ will be going to Saipan from the 4th till the 6th of September to engage in a table tennis match with the Korean community living there.
One representative revealed, “The match has been planned because the Korean community of Saipan wanted to go against the celebrity team of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ in a table tennis match.”
The Saipan special will feature celebrities such as Kang Ho Dong, Lee Soo Geun, Max Changmin, Jo Dal Hwan and Park Sung Ho.
The team’s match with the Korean community in Saipan has been praised as the expansion of the show’s sports boom in Korea into the overseas Korean community.
‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ has been recognized for encouraging the people of Korea to incorporate sports into their daily lives and was awarded an appreciation plaque from the Korean Sports For All Association on the 19th.
Another representative stated, “By taking on various sports activities such as table tennis and bowling, many people have become interested in taking up these sports as a hobby,” and “It’s great to see that a variety program is having such a positive effect on sports activities in people’s daily lives.”
Ahead of the Saipan special, an Olympic medalist special will be filmed on the 28th with table tennis legends such as Hyun Jung Hwa, Yoo Nam Gyu and Kim Taek Soo.
Meanwhile, ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ began airing on the 9th of April and has become extremely popular since, scoring viewership ratings of 8.4% for the episode that aired on the 20th (Nielsen Korea).
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