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.
All the snow which has fallen in Iceland in the past weeks have resulted in ski resorts being able to open across the country. The slopes are being prepared in Hlíðarfjall above Akureyri, North Iceland, and Bláfjöll near Reykjavík and it is hoped that they can open today.
Thirty-six-year-old Icelandic professional football player Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is said to have signed a contract with Bolton Wanderers, who currently competes in the Championship League, the second highest in England. The club is yet to confirm the news.
Last night, a whole round was played in the Domino’s League, the premier league in women’s basketball in Iceland. Both top teams, Keflavík and Snæfell, won their matches.
The International Handball Federation has granted Iceland a place in the Handball World Cup in Qatar in January after Bahrain withdrew its team from the competition because of a political conflict with the host nation.
The two top teams in women’s basketball in Iceland, Haukur from Hafnarfjörður and Snæfell from Styykishólmur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, will play in Hafnarfjörður at 7:15 pm tonight.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 1-2 against the Czech Republic in an away game in Plzen yesterday in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers. Having previously beat Turkey, Latvia and The Netherlands, this was Iceland’s first loss in the qualifiers.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 1-3 against Belgium in a friendly away game at the King Bauduoin Stadium in Brussels on Wednesday evening. Some of the team’s key players were benched and newcomers given a chance to shine.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball lost by one goal, 24-25, against Montenegro in an away game in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers yesterday. Iceland were off to a better start, taking the lead 4-1, but Montenegro were quick to even the score, leading 14-12 at half time.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball was off to a flying start in the first game in the 2016 European Championship qualifiers, winning by 17 goals over Israel in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík yesterday evening. The final score was 36-19 for Iceland.
The French men's team made a video of their trip to the tenth European TeamGym Championships in Iceland. Among the things they got up to is a double somersault during their flight.
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.