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.
Formula Off-road driver Guðbjörn Grímsson told mbl.is that he made a world record driving on water when he hydroplaned his 1600 HP special vehicle on a river in Iceland.
Team U.S. got their World Cup preparation off to a positive start with a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in San Francisco last night in a friendly ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
Icelandic handball players Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson and Róbert Gunnarsson won the French Handball Cub over the weekend when their team Paris SG won against Chambery 31:27 in the final in Paris.
Aron Jóhannsson will be the only Icelander to play in the World Cup in Brazil. U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann announced the 23 players who will play for the competition.
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 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.
Former football player Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson has been paid for his time at Belgian club Harelbeke 14 years ago.
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.