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Icelandic Weightlifter New World Champion

Icelandic weightlifter Fanney Hauksdóttir, from Seltjarnarnes peninsula in the capital area, is the new female youth world champion in bench press, after winning at the World Championship in Denmark with a big margin.

Þróttur football fans

Weekend Football News

Þróttur from Reykjavík rank at the top of the first division in football after winning their first two games. KA from Akureyri lost to Þróttur 3-1 in Laugardalur in Reykjavík on Saturday. The U.S. forward Matt Eliason scored two goals.

Gunnar Nelson

Nelson vs. Nerds?

Iceland’s star of the UFC is set to fight the country’s stars of computer game development in a bizarre, possibly bloody, sporting spectacle.

Akureyri

South African Goalkeeper Moves North

South African Banyana Banyana (women’s national team in football) goalkeeper Roxanne Brown has signed a contract with Þór/KA from Akureyri, North Iceland, to play with the team next season. Twenty-three-year-old Brown played for South Africa at the London Olympics in 2012.

Gylfi Scores First Goal in 176 Days

Icelandic footballer Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson scored the injury time winning goal for his club Tottenham in a 3-2 victory over Southampton in the English Premier League yesterday. It was Gylfi’s first goal for the club in 176 days.

Snæfell basketball team

Short Sport Stories

Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir scored the final goal in Torres’ 4:1 win over Riviera Di Romagna in the Italian women’s A division in Italy, her first in the eight games she has played for Torres since signing a contract in January.

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson Wins UFC Fight

Icelandic mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Gunnar Nelson won against Omari Akhmedov of Russia in the UFC in London tonight after a 13-month break from the sport.

Iceland vs Cyprus

Sports News in Brief

Icelandic handballers Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson and Róbert Gunnarsson, who play for Paris Handball, scored two and three goals respectively in the team’s 32:28 win against Toulouse on Wednesday night.

Snæfell basketball team

Another Victory for Snæfell

Snæfell, the women’s basketball team from the Snæfellsnes peninsula village of Stykkishólmur, won against Valur from Reykjavík on Wednesday night 85-69 (18-22, 24-19, 27-12, 16-16).

This was the team's eleventh consecutive win and the team is just one victory away from becoming the...

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