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.
The tenth European TeamGym Championships began in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík with an address by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson yesterday. The championships will run through October 18.
Iceland’s 2-0 win over The Netherlands in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers in Reykjavík last night has garnered significant attention in the international media. The result has been described by the press as a “fiasco” and “humiliating” for The Netherlands.
Iceland won 2-0 against the Netherlands in tonight’s match in Reykjavík in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Latvia 3-0 in an away game in Riga on Friday in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers. Iceland now shares the top spot in Group A with the Czech Republic, as both teams have scored six points. Iceland plays The Netherlands tonight.
The until now unbeatable MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson from Iceland lost to Rick Story from the U.S. in the headliner event at the Ericsson Global Arena in Stockholm on Saturday. They fought to the very end and Story won the fight through points.
The Icelandic national team in women’s football beat Serbia 9-1 in the 2015 World Cup qualifiers at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. It was goalkeeper Þóra Björg Helgadóttir’s last game with the team.
The Icelandic national team in women’s football won against Israel 3:0 at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík in a qualification game for the 2015 Women’s World Cup on Saturday.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Turkey 3-0 at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík last night, in their first game for a seat at the 2016 European Championship in France.
The Icelandic national team in men’s basketball are through to next year’s EuroBasket tournament for the first time in the nation’s history despite losing 70-78 to Bosnia and Herzegovina last night.
Iceland beat Great Britain 71-69 in London last night, taking them a step closer to securing a spot in the finals of next year’s EuroBasket tournament for the first time. Great Britain’s third consecutive loss means that they have been eliminated.
Stjarnan from Garðabær, a town outside Reykjavík, lost 3-0 against Inter Milan in Reykjavík last night.
Stjarnan (‘The Star’) from Garðabær, located in the Reykjavík area, plays its first game against Inter Milan tonight 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.