Icelandic mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Gunnar Nelson defeated Zak Cummings, from the U.S., in the UFC Fight Night 46 event at the O2 in Dublin earlier this evening.
Iceland is ranked number 47 on the latest FIFA World Ranking in football, published yesterday, up five places from the last list and up 84 places since Lars Lagerbäck from Sweden took over as coach of the Icelandic national team in men’s football two years ago.
Iceland beat Gibraltar 121:30 in basketball at the European Championship for Small Countries Women in St. Pölten in Austria yesterday. The Icelandic lead was 60:16 at half time.
A total of 330 runners of the 345, who started the Laugavegur run in Landmannalaugar yesterday, completed the 55-km (34-mile) route and made it to Þórsmörk, which is a new record. According to earlier news, 357 people registered to participate.
KR Reykjavík, the Icelandic champions in football, lost 2-0 in Akureyri on Thursday night against Þór from Akureyri, who, prior to the game, were ranked at the bottom in the Icelandic premier football league.
Germany will unexpectedly take part in the World Men’s Handball Championship in Qatar next year after Australia withdrew from the competition. This is despite Iceland being the first European substitute team on the list.
The 18th annual Laugavegur run in Iceland’s south-central highlands will take place tomorrow. This year 357 runners are registered—more than ever before—105 women and 252 men, 216 of whom are Icelanders and 141 foreigners.
Landsmót, the National Icelandic Horse Competition, has been proving increasingly popular with foreigners. This year the competition, which concluded yesterday, attracted a record number of foreign guests.