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.
Snæfell from the Snæfellsnes peninsula village of Stykkishólmur were crowned Icelandic Champions in Women’s Basketball for the first time on Sunday night after winning against Haukar from Hafnarfjörður 69:62.
Rafn Kumar Bonifacius won in the Icelandic Tennis Championships on the weekend, beating his father Raj Bonifacius 6:3 and 6:3. Anna Soffía Grönholm was the women’s singles winner, beating Hjördís Rósa Guðmundsdóttir 4:6, 6:3, 8:6.
The 25-year-old Icelandic giant Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was half a point, and 0.44 seconds, away from being the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) 2014 in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Slovenia won against Iceland 5-2 (1-1, 1-0, 3-1) at the 2014 Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships Division II Group B in Laugardalur Arena in Reykjavík on Tuesday night.
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.
Iceland won against Turkey, 3-2 (0-0, 2-0, 1-2), in the team’s first game at the 2014 Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships Division II Group B in Laugardalur Arena in Reykjavík, yesterday.
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.
Weightlifter Anna Huld Ólafsdóttir will be the only Icelander to compete at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tel Aviv, April 5 to 12.
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.
Iceland’s national team in women’s football won against Sweden 2-1 in the Algarve Cup yesterday. The team finished the competition with the bronze medal.
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.
The national team in women’s football lost 0-5 to Germany, the European champions, at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, yesterday.