Stjarnan (‘The Star’) from Garðabær, Reykjavík suburb, plays its first game against Inter Milan Wednesday night, for a place in the European League.
The BBC ’s Garth Crooks put Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson in his ‘Team of the Week’ after providing the assist for Korean central midfielder Ki Sung-yueng’s opener and scoring the winning goal for Swansea against Manchester United over the weekend.
Ocean rower Fiann Paul, who holds Icelandic citizenship, recently completed a row across the Indian Ocean, from Australia to Africa, breaking two world records in the process. Fiann also holds two previous world records.
The 41-year-old Icelandic handball coach Dagur Sigurðsson has been hired as the national coach of the German handball team, as announced today.
Inter from Milano, which four years ago, won the Champions League in football, will play Stjarnan (‘The Star’) from Garðabær, a town outside Reykjavík, for a place in the European League.
The fifth off-road 110-km (68-mile) Run Iceland will be held September 2 to 6 with a record 50 people from 15 countries expected to participate.
Icelandic CrossFit champion Annie Mist Þórisdóttir won second place in the individual women’s category at the International CrossFit Games held last week in Los Angeles. Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was the victor of the category, winning her the title of fittest woman in the world.