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...
Icelandic middle distance track athlete Aníta Hinkriksdóttir set a new Icelandic and European record (for girls 19 years and under) for the 800-meter run at the indoor Icelandic Championships on Sunday, 2:01.77.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball played their last game at the World Cup in Qatar tonight when they were beat by Denmark and their former coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson, 25-30. Iceland will now return home while Denmark moves on to the quarter finals.
Iceland won five gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Lisbon last week.
In response to French football legend David Ginola’s announcement on January 16 that he intends to run for FIFA presidency, Icelandic football club Ginola released a statement in Ginola’s support last week, encouraging the Icelandic Football Association (KSÍ) to back his candidacy.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Egypt 28-25 tonight in the final round in qualifying group C at the World Cup in Qatar, securing their spot in the 16-team finals. Iceland ended up in third place in the group and Egypt placed fourth, also moving on to the next level.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball suffered a devastating loss against the Czech Republic in the fourth round at the World Cup in Qatar yesterday evening, 25-36. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson described his team’s performance as “extremely poor.”
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball achieved a draw, 26-26, against France in the third round of games in qualifying group C in the World Cup in Qatar tonight. In qualifying group D two Icelandic coaches also tied with a score of 30-30.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Algeria 32-24 at the World Cup in Qatar yesterday after a bad start, both in the game against Algeria and in their first game in the World Cup on Saturday when they lost 16-24 against Sweden.
Two Icelandic women, Stefanía Halldórsdóttir and Kristín Ketilsdóttir, participated in a demanding swim last weekend, the fifth ‘International Limit Challenge Race of Crossing Yellow River Qinghai China’ in an altitude of 2.2 km (7,217 feet).
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball drew against Slovenia 32-32 in their final practice game for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar last night.
The Icelandic Handball Association has received an invitation from the organizers of the World Cup in Handball, which takes place in Qatar from January 15 to February 1, to send 20 supporters from Iceland to the competition without cost.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Germany 25-24 in their second friendly in two days in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík yesterday evening. Germany crushed Iceland in the first game. Both teams are preparing for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Basketball player Jón Arnór Stefánsson was named Iceland’s Sportsperson of 2014 by the Association of Icelandic Sport Journalists at a special ceremony, broadcast live on RÚV, on Saturday evening. This was the 59th time that the ceremony took place.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball lost against Germany 31:24 in a friendly handball game in Reykjavík yesterday. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson stated a bad period in the second half ruined the game—the score at half time was 11:11.
This year was a record-breaking year for the Icelandic champions in women’s basketball, Snæfell from Snæfellsnes peninsula. They set an all-time Icelandic record winning 27 of the 28 games they played in the league in 2014.