The Icelandic national team in men’s handball was off to a flying start in the first game in the 2016 European Championship qualifiers, winning by 17 goals over Israel in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík yesterday evening. The final score was 36-19 for Iceland.
The French men's team made a video of their trip to the tenth European TeamGym Championships in Iceland. Among the things they got up to is a double somersault during their flight.
The Icelandic nation team in men’s football continues to climb the FIFA World Ranking and has never been listed higher, now in 28th place between Ecuador and Austria, up by six spots from number 34 last month.
There was certainly excitement in the air in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena on Saturday with gymnasts often leaving spectators stunned with their skills. While loyally supporting their teams, people couldn’t help but cheer for all contestants as they performed near magic.
The Icelandic national team in women’s team gymnastics was satisfied with coming second to Sweden in the TeamGym 2014 final on Saturday, even though they were aiming for the gold. Three Icelandic athletes made the TeamGym AllStar team.
The contest between Iceland and Sweden was as narrow as it could be in the women’s final at TeamGym2014 in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena yesterday. Less than one point separated the winner from the runner-up with Sweden beating the two-time standing champion.
Sweden stood up as winner of the 2014 European TeamGym Championships’ women’s final after a first-class performance in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena today. As Sweden narrowly beat Iceland in the qualifications, it was clear that the two teams would fight for the gold.
Sixty-five-year-old surgeon Höskuldur Kristvinsson became the first Icelander to complete a triple iron man in the Triple ANVIL competition in Virginia October 9-11. He swam 11.8 km (7.6 miles), cycled 540 km and ran 126.6 km.
Cheers broke out in the Icelandic locker room after the national men’s team beat The Netherlands 2-0 in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers in Reykjavík on Monday, as seen in this video clip, which is part of a documentary-in-the-making by media presenter Sölvi Tryggvason.