Norwegian sports writer Roar Stokke wrote on his blog yesterday that Norway “should take a lesson” from the Icelandic national team in men’s football, which beat Kazakhstan 3-0 on Saturday while Norway lost 1-5 against Croatia.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Kazakhstan 3-0 in an away game in Astana today. The team has now earned 12 points after five games in group A in the European Championship qualifiers.
Spring isn’t quite here yet, judging by the recent snowfall. While some have grown tired of the snow, others are happy to hit the slopes; ski resorts will be open across the country today. Outside Reykjavík, most slopes in Bláfjöll and Skálafell will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.
The West Fjords’ football club BÍ/Bolungarvík from Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík has started the pre-season Lengjubikarinn tournament by losing the first five games and without scoring a single goal.
Charlton Athletic F.C. manager Guy Luzon is pleased with the performance of Icelandic player Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, who scored a hat trick in the team’s 3-0 victory over Blackpool in an away game in the English Championship yesterday evening, comparing him to David Beckham.
In a turn of bad luck, a group of children from the Westfjords have been stuck in the same place on the same journey, on the same weekend, three years in a row.
Young Icelandic athlete Aníta Hinriksdóttir ended up in fifth and last place in the 800-m final at the Prague 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships yesterday. On Friday she set a new Icelandic and European record in her age category.
Icelandic athlete Aníta Hinriksdóttir placed second in the 800-m run at the Prague 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships today, qualifying for the semi-finals. Aníta completed the run in 2:01:56 minutes, thereby setting a new Icelandic record and a new European record in her age category...
One of Iceland’s top skiers, María Guðmundsdóttir, was pleased with placing 36th in slalom at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creak in the U.S., February 2-15. She placed 52nd at World Cup two years ago. In the meantime, she injured her knee, missing the 2014...