Icelandic powerlifter Benedikt Magnússon recently broke the world record for raw deadlift.
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.
Inter from Milano, which four years ago, won the Champions League in football, will play Stjarnan (‘The Star’) from Garðabær, a town outside Reykjavík, for a place in the European League.
The fifth off-road 110-km (68-mile) Run Iceland will be held September 2 to 6 with a record 50 people from 15 countries expected to participate.
Icelandic CrossFit champion Annie Mist Þórisdóttir won second place in the individual women’s category at the International CrossFit Games held last week in Los Angeles. Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was the victor of the category, winning her the title of fittest woman in the world.
Icelandic footballer Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson has returned to Swansea City after signing a four-year deal following his switch from Tottenham Hotspur in the Premiere League in the U.K.
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.
The 21-year-old Belgian right back, Jonathan Hendrickx, is now on trial with FH Hafnarfjörður, after their top defender, Guðjón Árni Antoníusson, is out this season due to injury.
It took the winning team, Workforce, just 39 hours and 12 minutes—a new record—to cycle Iceland’s Ring Road 1 in the Wow Cyclothon on Thursday.
Without a home team to support at the World Cup, Icelanders are turning to the Netherlands and Germany, according to a new survey conducted by MMR.
Today people are literally running up Mount Esja, the landmark mountain across the bay from Reykjavík.
Iceland may not be appearing at the football World Cup in Brazil, but there is one Icelandic player in the tournament, and he will probably be playing for the USA tomorrow night.
Iceland is one of very few European countries which have no law to ensure the most important sporting events are shown on non-subscription television channels.